Brisbane International Film Festival 2020

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Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) is back for 2020.  Across 11 days, BIFF celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture with new release features and documentaries, shorts films, conversations, panel discussions and more.

State Library is a proud Program Partner with events across the festival program. Check out the State Library events below and see the full program online. 



Short Films: Mind Beats

12.15pm | Ages 15+

Mind Beats features BIFF | Screen Queensland Short Film Award nominee The Greatest Battle Lies Within 2020, international short One Night, Two Threads 2020 and Australian films 37 Things 2020, The Fall 2020, I want to make a film about women 2019 and White Elephant 2020. 

Short Films: Heart Beats

3.00pm | Ages 15+

Heart Beats includes the BIFF | Screen Queensland Short Film Award nominee A Man and a Cat 2020, Australian films Wirun 2020 and Hook Up 2020 alongside international shorts The Woman of the House 2019 and We Are Dancers 2019.



Short Films: Short Beats

10.30am | Ages 15+

Short Beats features The Last Day 2020, a BIFF | Screen Queensland Short Film Award nominee, as well as Australian short films The Egg 2019, Mother Bunker 2020 and Call History 2020 alongside international shorts Sororal 2019, Winter Coat 2020 and The Best Orchestra in the World 2019.

Film + Q&A: A Moment in the Sun

1.00pm | All Ages

The inspiring and fascinating story of the development of a solar-powered tandem bicycle, designed and built at the University of Queensland in the 1980s.

The Earth is Blue as an Orange

3.30pm | Ages 12+

A family uses their passion for filmmaking to escape daily life of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region in this touching portrait of resilience.



Short Films: Life Beats

10.30am | Ages 18+

Life Beats includes the BIFF | Screen Queensland Short Film Award nominee Speech of Foxes 2019 as well as Australian shorts Grevillea 2019, Djuwaḻpada 2019, Sunburn 2020, Lost Boy 2019 and We’re Not Here 2019 with the international film N’diajnemo 2020.

P.S. Burn This Letter Please

1.15pm | Ages 15+

The discovery of a collection of letters in an abandoned storage unit reveals the hidden history of the 1950s drag scene in New York.


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