Brisbane Queer Film Festival (BQFF) returns in 2017 and this year it’s turning 18. It’s time to move out of home and embrace independence.
From 10–19 March, the best and most diverse queer films from Australia and around the world will screen at New Farm Cinemas. The cinema has established itself as Brisbane’s premiere venue for the moving image, from film festivals, independent, cult and arthouse screenings to popular blockbusters.
2017’s brilliantly bold program has been carefully curated by new directors Shanon King and Justin Marshman, embracing the full gamut of queer cinema, spanning lesbian, gay bi, trans*, gender diverse and multigenerational titles, with special picks for niches and allies of Brisbane’s queer community.
The eighteen sessions in this year’s program include sixteen features, two shorts sessions, five documentaries and a special binge screening of Brazil’s stylish four-part serial The Nest. Covering everything from poignant coming out tales to ground-breaking films at the vanguard of new-wave queer cinema.
Session times, trailers and ticket sales are available at www.bqff.com.au. Ticket options are Single ($18.50 full, $17 concession), Threesome ($48 for any three films excluding opening night) and Full Flag ($288 for all films across the festival).
In 2017 BQFF is a new member of the Asia Pacific Queer Film Alliance, making the Festival a peer of international queer film festival leaders such as Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, ShanghaiPRIDE film festival, Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Seoul PRIDE Film Festival. BQFF is proud to continue with funding support from major partners Brisbane Powerhouse, HIV Foundation Queensland and Screen Queensland.
*All film age restrictions are indicated on the individual film pages at bqff.com.au