Brisbane Queer Film Festival

Returning for its 17th year the Brisbane Queer Film Festival arrives this February to celebrate the lives of the ordinary and the extraordinary people who dare to be themselves.

Delivering a vast array of entertainment ranging from Australia through to Lithuania, this year’s Brisbane Queer Film Festival promises to be unlike any other.

Prior to the official opening night party on the 19th February – where the director’s cut of the cult Ryan Phillipe drama ‘54’ will screen at the New Farm Cinemas.


The festival previews on the 18th with the controversial AFI award-winning ‘The Devil’s Playground’ to commemorate its 40th anniversary.

Actor Simon Burke, only 13 years old when the film was released, will attend this special event commenting on his experiences making a film that still stands as one of the most effective portraits of religious sexual repression.

Running through to the 28th February the festival will be packed with unique, visceral cinema that is sure to both entertain and informs.

Other home-grown productions include the independent documentary ‘Remembering the Man’, which details the real-life love story between Tim Conigrave and John Caleo whose love story would inspire ‘Holding the Man’,.

The sexually-charged drama ‘Drown’, an award-winning narrative set within the competitive world of surfing.

‘The Summer of Sangaile’, a delicate drama from Lithuania about one woman’s fear of flying despite her intense fascination with stunt planes, and the dark Spanish romance ‘Everlasting Love’.

Critics have likened this to the lauded ‘Stranger by the Lake’, are two of the international features likely to generate serious buzz, as will the Lily Tomlin-lead dramedy ‘Grandma’.

Which also was officially selected for both the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals.

Whatever your fascination or fetish, the 17th annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival is bound to accommodate your needs.

For further information on screening dates and venues visit the Brisbane Queer Film Festival site here:


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