Winners: Red hot films for festival

BIFF FILM: Australia Day movie is one of the features at the Brisbane International Film Festival from August 17. The Brisbane International Film Festival includes international and Australian films.

BIFF FILM: Australia Day movie is one of the features at the Brisbane International Film Festival from August 17. The Brisbane International Film Festival includes international and Australian films.

The Brisbane International Film Festival 2017 is an exciting program of international and Australian films screening from August 17 to September 3 at Palace Cinemas. 

Spanning 18 days, with more than 100 sessions over three weekends,  BIFF 2017 will screen about 60 international and Australian films and include collaborations with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and a Queensland Short Film Competition.  

There will be free family screenings throughout, filmmaker and industry, guests and talks and seminars.

It features a red-hot line-up of internationally acclaimed and award-winning titles including the latest works fresh from selection at Cannes, Toronto, Berlin and Sundance.

There’s also a host of Australian premieres and films shot in our own backyard making their way to Queensland screens for the first time.

Festival highlights include opening night film The Square, fresh from winning the prestigious Palme D’Or at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017, a darkly funny and wildly entertaining Swedish satire which takes aim at the self-obsessed and decadent art world.

Loveless, another Cannes-winning masterpiece, is a damning examination of modern Russian politics, oppression and corruption from legendary Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvagintsev. 24 Frames is a timeless testament to an incredible artistic talent, and the final film from master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s.

From award-winning director Ildiko Enyedi On Body and Soul reminds us that in the unlikeliest places and at the most perfect of times, love can blossom with its own infinitive wisdom.

The festival closes with The Go-Betweens: Right There, part memoir and part concert film, this documentary charts the successes, failures, romances, break-ups, betrayals, triumphs and tragedies of Brisbane musical royalty.

Winning double passes (valid at any sessions at the festival excluding special events) are Rob McCray of Yeronga, Sharnma Jones of Moorooka, Jessica S of Cleveland, James Mitchell of Clayfield, Francine Reynolds of Capalaba, John Adams of Cleveland, Sonya Graham of Birkdale, James Hall of Wellington Point and Kristy Holden of Ormiston. Your passes have been posted.

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