Brisbane is making waves all around the country for its brilliant arts and cultural scene, so if you’re a film buff, clear that calendar for the month of November and make your way to Brisbane for one of Australia’s best festivals: the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF). This eleven-day international event (Thursday 19 to Sunday 29 November) will satisfy your film-obsessed soul with more than 75 award-winning features, documentaries and shorts from here and abroad screened across the Asia Pacific region.
The term ‘Asia Pacific’ refers to a region of 70 countries, so this film festival celebrates the many unique cultures, lifestyles, aesthetic traditions, faith systems, climates, and ideologies of this region. Throughout the celebration of film, participants will be treated to screenings of powerful cinematic works from countries as far north as Russia and as far south as New Zealand.
There will be panel discussions to attend, documentary screenings, glitzy gala events to dress up for, and so many great free screening events you’ll have to start your own movie review blog!
You’ll also get to watch APSA-nominated films that highlight cultural diversity.
BAPFF will also offer Brisbane audiences an opportunity to see a selection of nominated films from the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), the region’s highest accolade in film. It will be held at Brisbane City Hall on November 26.
The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival runs from November 19 – 25, 2015.