The screening program for the 2016 Queensland Film Festival has been released and, as expected, there is a very eclectic collection of 20 features and 20 short films for movie buffs to savour, 19 of which will be Australian premieres.


Running from July 15 to July 24 at New Farm Cinemas, the QFF program is twice the size of last year’s inaugural festival and, in addition to the local and international films on offer, will also feature panel sessions, including a discussion on the art of editing in Eugène Green’s La Sapienza and The Son of Joseph, particularly the ways in which Green has adapted the stylistic and philosophical underpinnings of the Baroque for cinema.

The opening film of the 2016 QFF will be Julieta, the 20th feature from Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar. The director of films such as Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver and the fabulous The Skin I Live In, Almodovar is renowned for his blend of humour and drama, passionate characters, a vibrant, evocative use of colour and narratives that often focus on the lives of women.

Single screening tickets are just $15, with a 5-film pass offering even better value at $50. For full details about the 2016 QFF, including the free short film session at the Institute of Modern Art in Fortitude Valley on Saturday, July 9, check out the festival website or follow them on Facebook.