102 films, 42 countries, 11 days, one Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival.
The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) is back in its second year, and boy is there a terrific selection of films for anyone to enjoy (there’s literally 102 of them!).
Driven by Brisbane City Council and delivered by Brisbane Marketing, BAPFF treats film buffs to some of the most phenomenal cinema from our region from Thursday the 19th to Sunday the 29th November. BAPFF boasts award-winning features, documentaries and shorts from here and abroad, in a program packed with gala screenings, special guest appearances, and retrospectives.
APSA/BAPFF Chairman, Michael Hawkins, said ‘this is a world-class program. We’re screening films straight from their premieres at Locarno, Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to Brisbane audiences next month.
‘We have 33 Australian premieres and 23 Queensland premieres in just 11 days. This year has been an incredible year for Asia Pacific film, particularly Australian cinema, and this is an opportunity for Brisbane to see the diversity of film on offer from our region,’ he said.
Maxine Williamson, APSA/BAPFF Film Director, is pleased to offer the significant international program which includes 83 feature films, 9 shorts and 10 Virtual Reality works, from 42 countries and areas of Asia Pacific.
‘We have over 50 international guests attending the film festival to support the screenings. The Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region, and this festival pays homage to the exceptional talent and artistry from a region that encompasses 70 countries and areas. Our program has representation from Egypt to Russia to the Pacific and includes award-winning cinema, festival gems, cult classics, restorations and masterpieces,’ said Ms Williamson.
‘Following the success of the inaugural BAPFF in 2014, this year will see the return of sections A Matter of Form and The Colours of Asia Pacific, along with a sophisticated international cultural program offering sections dedicated to Turkish, Malaysian, Hong Kong and Oceanic cinema,’ she said.
The films will be screened across six locations, including Palace Barracks Cinemas, New Farm Cinemas, The Australian Cinémathèque at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Griffith Film School, The Cube at Queensland University of Technology and The Courier-Mail Piazza.