About BIFF


The 27th annual Brisbane International Film Festival is a celebration of films for audiences seeking new perspectives and memorable experiences. This year’s program will hold something for everyone – be entertained by the vast array of brilliant, unforgettable and diverse films.

From award winners to festival favourites, cult films, classic cinema, entertaining dramas, compelling documentaries and dark comedies – expect to be entertained. A renewed focus on industry and education will promote connection and conversation, through a packed schedule of masterclasses and panel sessions featuring some of our most well-known and successful creatives.

For 11 days in October we celebrate the storytellers and filmmakers that seek to distract us from our daily lives.

We celebrate this amazing city and the community that supports it.

We celebrate the chance to experience something real, something new, something unexpected.

People gathered in front of the BIFF media wall from a previous year

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and first storytellers of the land on which the Brisbane International Film Festival takes place.