Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival

For 11 days in Brisbane you can take your pick of world cinema, documentaries, retrospectives, experimental work, thrillers, children’s films and much more at the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, an annual event showcasing films from all over the world, formerly known as the Brisbane International Film Festival or BIFF.

It has fast become a well-known Australian festival that has launched big films like The Full Monty, The Usual Suspects, Getting’ Square, In America and An Education.

The BAPFF gives viewers the opportunity to see a diverse and cultural range of films at a number of participating cinemas throughout Brisbane.

Browse this year's films and see as many or few as you like.

Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival – 19-29 November 2015

This November BAPFF will take over cinemas all across Brisbane showing some of the newest and most innovative documentaries, animations, short films, and experimental films from all over the world.

Audiences are asked to vote after each screening with the results shaping the Festival’s Choice Award.

Films and session times for the 2015 BAPFF are yet to be released so you’ll need to check the website for further details.

Date of next event: 19-29 November, 2015
Line up
: TBC     
: Brisbane participating cinemas
: Varies based on films

Some of the films from the BAPFF 2014 include;

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait - filmed by over 1,000 Syrians, the film documents the destruction and horror of the civil war through a combination of eyewitness accounts shot on mobile phones.

Goodbye to Language 3D - Co-winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this French film pushes the boundaries of 3D filmmaking.

The Infinite Man - An Australian comedy, this puts the concept of time travel to the test in a romantic sense as well as in a typical sci-fi setting.

The Iron Ministry - Chronicling the Chinese Railroad system, the Iron Ministry looks at the melding of old and new technology in a country emerging as a new powerhouse.

Getting there

Films appear at a number of different cinemas throughout Brisbane though many will appear within the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley & New Farm area, as well as Kelvin Grove. Unless you have a car for your stay you’ll need to check bus & train times and station locations, or catch a taxi to and from the venues.

There’s plenty of accommodation to choose from in the Brisbane CBD and inner Brisbane suburbs so you can make sure you’re always in the centre of the action.

Program Schedules can be downloaded from the BIFF website and you can buy tickets online too. If you visit the Wine and Dine page you’ll also find a number of local restaurants that are close to BIFF venues that will provide great discounts if you flash your tickets.

BIFF History

Organised by the Screen Culture Unit at Screen Queensland, BIFF has been taking place every year since 1992. Each year BIFF has attracted film makers and film enthusiasts to view a mix of local and international films, including the launching of some major films like Doing Time for Patsy Cline, Feeling Sexy, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden, and An Education.

In 2014 the BIFF evelved to become the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival to showcase teh filmmakers, films and documentaries of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Asia Pacific Region in general.