New venue for 2016 film festival

October 31, 2016 by  

The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) has found a new home for its major annual celebration of film, now into its 10th year.

Film fans from Chermside and throughout the City of Brisbane, Queensland will view this year’s unique collection of Asia Pacific region movies exclusively at the Palace Barracks in the heart of the city and Palace Centre in Fortitude Valley.

According to Graham Quirk, Brisbane Lord Mayor, in excess of 80 films will be screened at Palace Cinemas during the 2016 regional cinema celebration.

He said many of the screening sessions will be hosted by special guests and international filmmakers.

The Lord Mayor said many of the region’s best films are screened at BAPFF including productions that are featured at major events such as the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

He applauded the festival, which celebrates the close connections between Brisbane and the Asia Pacific and said it reflects the vast array of nationalities now living in the city.

Lord Mayor Quirk urged everyone to experience the diverse and rich cinema on offers saying the film catalogues listed something for all to enjoy ranging from Chinese action films and Iranian dramas to Australian animation.

APSA BAPFF Chairman Michael Hawkins said the 2016 programme is on track to be one of the best yet with a number of fresh new titles secured from top international festivals like Locarno, Toronto International Film Festival and Venice.

The festival will be held from November 23 to December 4.