Film fanatics in Brisbane and throughout regional Queensland have plenty of reasons to be excited with several festivals and special events scheduled across the state. Upcoming film festivals include:


Celebrating 25 years in 2016 Australia’s leading Academy Awards-accredited short film festival is currently screening a program of selected Australian and international shorts throughout regional Queensland as part of their annual touring schedule. Having already exhibited in Brisbane and numerous other locations, Flickerfest visits Cairns this weekend (March 11 and 12), followed by stopovers in Maryborough (March 23) and Airlie Beach (April 8 and 9).


For event information and ticket bookings, click here.

French Film Festival

The 2016 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival launches in Brisbane this Friday (March 11) with a program of 42 contemporary films featuring many of France’s most accomplished performers.  The festival, now in its 27th year, will also feature a newly restored version of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 classic Contempt and, for the first time, will showcase the very best of France’s premier television series.


For more information, including screening schedules and ticketing, visit the festival website.

Gold Coast Film Festival

Celebrating all aspects of film culture, the 2016 Gold Coast Film Festival will feature 38 films from 15 countries as the 14th staging of the annual festival.  Running from March 31 to April 10, the GCFF will include six Australian premiere screenings, with another seven films showing for the first time in Queensland.


There will also panel sessions, Q&A’s and special guests such as David Stratton, Claudia Karvan, Gracie Otto and Stephen Page. For tickets and festival information, click here.


A group of local legends have teamed up to create Bunderground, a celebration of films and filmmakers in the Bundaberg region. Whilst lacking the size and scope of the other festivals listed here, events such as the Bunderground Short Film Festival  provide local filmmakers with an opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. The inaugural Bunderground Short Film Festival will take place at the Moncrieff Theatre from 6.00pm on Thursday, March 24.


For more details, head to the festival Facebook page.