The Festival features events including the Opening Night, Showcase events, the "Queensland Short Film" competition, various awards ceremonies and the Closing Night celebrations. The World Cinema and the Asia Pacific programmes highlight films from countries including Korea, Iran, Germany, Indonesia, India, New Zealand and the USA.
The St.George Bank Brisbane Film Festival has many events before and during the film festival. In the past these events have attracted 8,000 audience members These events include The Queensland Short Film Competition, Public Programme, Cine Sparks and The Seminar Program. These events attract dedicated film buffs, the general public and children.
Cine Sparks, The Australian Film Festival for Young People was part of BIFF’s expansion in 2005, with a program of films, workshops and seminars for people under the age of 18. Cine Sparks is popular with school groups, with more than 10,000 students attending the various sessions.
The Retrospective programme allows audiences to discover the films and filmmakers. The......