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Special Events

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APSA GALA SCREENING: It Must Be Heaven 

Celebrating the incredible talent of Asia Pacific filmmaking, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) will host a gala screening of It Must Be Heaven 2019.

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APSA GALA SCREENING: The Wild Goose Lake 

Join us for drinks and a special APSA gala screening of one of the year’s Asia Pacific screen highlights, The Wild Goose Lake 2019.

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BRISBANE GERMAN WEEK SCREENING: O Beautiful Night 

Co-presented with the German Consulate Brisbane as part of Brisbane German Week, join us for the Australian premiere of O Beautiful Night 2019.

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CLOSING NIGHT PARTY + FILM: SIBEL 

Roll credits! Bid farewell to BIFF 2019 with celebratory drinks after the film. Celebrate filmmaking and raise a glass as the winners of the BIFF Short Film Awards are announced.

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FOOD + FILM: Honeyland 

Join us for a sumptuous, honey-themed dining experience at the award winning GOMA Restaurant, as Chef Doug Innes-Will takes inspiration from the engrossing documentary Honeyland 2019.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Brabham 

Director Ákos Armont and producer Antony Waddington join us in conversation to discuss the making of their documentary on the life of Australian Formula One icon Sir Jack Brabham.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Dark Place 

Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with three filmmakers from Dark Place 2019, a new Indigenous Australian horror anthology.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: In My Blood it Runs 

Jesse King from the Stronger Smarter Institute and respected Indigenous educators share their knowledge and insight on the film.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Love Opera 

Join director Liselle Mei and producer Trish Lake as they discuss Mei’s own journey as a filmmaker, from short filmmaking to the world premiere of her first feature-length documentary.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Martha: A Picture Story 

Join producer Daniel Joyce in a conversation about his recent collaboration with filmmaker Selina Miles on Martha 2019.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Measure for Measure 

Following the screening of Measure for Measure 2019, join us for a conversation with critically acclaimed Australian director Paul Ireland.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Quilty: Painting the Shadows 

On the final weekend of the ‘Quilty’ exhibition at GOMA, join us for the new documentary Quilty: Painting the Shadows followed by a conversation with the film’s director, Catherine Hunter.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Sequin in a Blue Room 

Join writer, director Samuel van Grinsven as he discusses his bold coming of age film.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: SLAM 

Join director Partho Sen-Gupta in a discussion on his critically acclaimed feature film Slam 2018

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: White Light 

Australian artist, producer, writer and filmmaker George Gittoes has filmed in some of the world’s fiercest war  zones, but Chicago’s south side may be his toughest assignment yet.

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IN CONVERSATION + FILM: Witkacy & Malinowski 

Join Australian video artist and filmmaker John Gillies in conversation with Peter McKay (Head of Australian Art, QAGOMA) as he dissects his rich and provocative film Witkacy & Malinowski 2017.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR + FILM: Lili 

Join Brisbane filmmaker Peter Hegedus as he discusses his latest documentary Lili.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH PRODUCER + FILM: Lili 

Join producer Rebecca McElroy as she discusses the collaborative process of producing the film Lili.

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LIVE MUSIC + FILM: Aelita: Queen of Mars 

ARIA Award-mominated beatboxer Tom Thum brings his uncanny talent to early Russian science fiction classic Aelita: Queen of Mars 1924.

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LIVE MUSIC + FILM: Houdini in The Grim Game 

Organist David Bailey takes on one of the slipperiest characters of the early twentieth century, illusionist and stunt performer Harry Houdini in The Grim Game 1919.

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LIVE MUSIC + FILM: HTRK play Over the Rainbow 

Over the Rainbow offers a dreamily mesmerising look at the thread of belief that binds together past and present members of the Church of Scientology.

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LIVE MUSIC + FILM: The First Women of Film 

This shorts film program, is inspired  by the documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

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MAKING FILM: QEST Conference Career Fair 

The QEST Careers Fair is an opportunity to speak directly to Queensland practitioners with experience in every screen job you’ve ever heard of.

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MAKING FILM: QEST Conference Day 1 Screen Futures 

With fifteen sessions over two days QEST is returning for a second year to inspire new and emerging practitioners who are finding their place in Queensland’s vibrant screen industry.

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MAKING FILM: QEST Conference Day 2 Screen Careers 

The second day of QEST will explore the opportunities and experiences of contemporary practitioners, from those building a profile to those with years of experience.

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MAKING FILM: SCREEN QUEENSLAND R.I.D.E. 

Screen Queensland presents a showcase event that focuses on Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in the screen sector.

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OPENING NIGHT FILM + PARTY: JUDY AND PUNCH 

BIFF 2019 premieres in style with an opening night red carpet reception. Join industry guests for a night of glamour and entertainment, and see the opening night film before or after the party.

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY + FILM: JUDY AND PUNCH 

BIFF 2019 premieres in style with an opening night red carpet reception. Join industry guests for a night of glamour and entertainment, and to see the opening night film before or after the party.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Finding your Creative Process 

Join journalist and author Trent Dalton, Bangarra choreographer and dancer Yolande Brown and poet Huda Fadlelmawla in a discussion moderated by award-winning playwright Stephen Carleton.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence 

Join our panel as they delve into the tension  between the boundless possibilities of artificial intelligence and the ethical questions that affect us all.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: The Walking Dead have Brains!!! 

Join Kristy Matheson, Dr Mark Ryan and author and critic Dr Alexandra Heller-Nicholas as they explore the zombie trope and the deliciously twisty ways in which different filmmakers revisit this genre.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Women Writing the Fantastic 

Join bestselling Australian fantasy author Isobelle Carmody and contemporary artist Emily Floyd, who uses Le Guin’s text in her work, for a  conversation about feminist imaginings of the future. 

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TALKING FILM: New Creative Platforms 

Join our panel as they discuss how works are created, how platforms change the artist audience dynamic and the exciting technology driven storytelling possibilities.

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TALKING FILM: Sound and Emotion 

Composer and artist Lawrence English, HTRK band members Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang and violinist Kyla Matsuura-Miller join chair Ellie Buttrose to talk about how and why sound moves us.

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TALKING FILM: Sue Milliken + Andrena Finlay 

Prolific Australian producers Sue Milliken AO and Andrena Finlay launch their new book on the nuts and bolt of a craft often cloaked in mystery.