31 July to 10 August 2008
The 17th Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) brings you the best and most interesting cinema from Australia and around the world. It is held at three city locations, with special sessions for families and young people. BIFF presents an entertaining mix of local and international films, retrospectives, seminars, special guests, and other events that embrace the vibrant art of filmmaking.
This Year’s Festival will showcase a selection of early films by French filmmaker, Olivier Assayas; 1970s Austrlian explotation films; and films relating to terrorism and resistance in Europe.
BIFF also incorporates Cinesparks – The Australian Film Festival for Young People, which includes free screenings for school groups and special workshops to assist the next generation of filmmakers.
In addition, the festival hosts BIFF in the Burbs that will screen a number of free films at suburban locations around SE Queensland in August.