Hong Kong – The long-running Brisbane Intl. Film Festival is to be replaced by the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. The new event will be closely linked to the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
The move comes as a result of Screen Queensland, the Queensland state film funding body, agreeing to give up control of the Biff. Screen Queensland will instead provide A$700,000 ($660,023) over three years to the new event, which is to be run by Brisbane Marketing.
The festival will run for 16 days (Nov. 29-Dec. 14) and include screenings of 60 films from the APSAs. The Apsa ceremony will be held Dec. 11 in Brisbane.
“The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival will be a high-caliber film event showcasing the filmmakers, films and documentaries of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards,” said Graham Quirk, Brisbane’s lord mayor. “In addition to the flagship screenings of films from the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Bapff will present a »
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