The Brisbane Film Festival or Festivals


Brisbane Film Festival, brooding skies

This Brisbane film festival page is about all the different film festivals throughout the year.

There are a variety, and I'm starting with the Brisbane International Film Festival also known as BIFF.

The BIFF began in 1992 and has run steadily ever since.

The International Film Festival features a variety of genres and film formats from around the world, such as features, documentaries, shorts, thrillers, animation and film's for children, and focuses on films from the Asia Pacific region.

The festival is usually held through November and ticket prices vary depending on the film. Many shows take place at the BIFF Drive-in cinema on MacArthur Avenue.

There are also other locations where they present BIFF events.

These include Tribal Theatre on George Street, Palace Centro Cinemas on James Street, and the Palace Barracks Cinema on Petrie Terrace.

Events are also held at the State Library of Queensland at South Bank and Campos Coffee on Wandoo Street.

For lovers of foreign films, there's a French Film Festival in March and April, a German Film Festival, also in April, a Spanish Film Festival in May, and an Italian Film Festival in October. There are also two other 'national film festivals', a Mexican Film Festival and a Greek Film Festival.

Brisbane Film Festival, public art

Those are the 'national-theme' film festivals but there are others based on other aspects of human life, such as the Brisbane Queer Film Festival,

This is also held annually and exhibits documentaries, feature length and short films highlighting gay cinema and culture. There are also parties and gatherings in conjunction with the films. It's held each year in April.

Brisbane Film Festival, colorful art

If your interest lies in the arts, then you need to check out what's on during your visit at the Powerhouse and QPAC.

For more festivals, though not film ones this time, visit our pages on the Brisbane Festival, an article about the Buddha Birthday, and The Ekka.



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