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Escape into the world of movies
See the best in contemporary screen culture as the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) returns to wow audiences this October.

Image courtesy BIFF facebook page


Over 70 international and Australian films will be showcased from 1 – 11 October 2020. The festival has a range of pieces to suit all tastes, including new release features and documentaries, shorts programs and retrospectives, alongside screenings with live music, conversations, panel discussions and more.

BIFFs' Artistic Director, Amanda Slack-Smith believes that, "In uncertain times, stories bring us together. Evidence of our shared experiences, they have the power to uplift, enlighten, bring joy and challenge us in unexpected ways."

With that in mind, you can catch BIFF events at venues right across Brisbane, including:

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Dendy Cinemas, Coorparoo
New Farm six cinemas
Reading Cinemas, Newmarket
State Library of Queensland
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

The festival will have a local flavour and feature Screen Queensland-invested productions Bloody Hell, Combat Wombat and Jill Bilcock – Dancing The Invisible.

Ticket prices range from $10.50 (Children) to $16.50 (Adult) as well as special events which range from $4.00 - $128.00.

An important and favourite part of the festival is the Short Film Awards across the following categories with some impressive financial prizes:

• Screen Queensland Short Film Award. Open to Queensland residents. (Value AU$7500). Courtesy of Screen Queensland. See conditions of entry for full details.
• Best Festival Short Film. All submissions eligible (AU$2000)
• Best Australian Short Film. Open to Australian filmmakers. (AU$1000)
• Special Jury Award. All submissions eligible (AU$1000)
• Creative Achievement Award. All submissions eligible (AU$1000)

So take a seat and see the world through a different lens at this year's Brisbane International Film Festival.
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Why? See some of the most interesting and engaging films of the year
Phone: 3840 7303
Where: Cinemas and galleries across Brisbane
Cost: $4:00-$128.00
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