For the first time, this year BIFF is on the lookout for Queensland’s most promising young filmmakers as part of the BIFF Centurion Short Film Award.
Graduates of five film schools across southeast Queensland will battle it out on the big screen at a special short film showcase during the festival, with the winning director scooping $2000 courtesy of Palace Cinemas.
For these emerging home-grown filmmakers, it’s a chance to get a foothold in the Australian film community and see their work on the big screen in front of an audience of festival-goers, other filmmakers, friends, family and peers.
You never know which of these prodigious talents is going to go on to make BIFF’s next big Australian opening night film, or a boxoffice bonanza – so makes sure you can say “I saw it first at BIFF.”
Casting a critical eye over the entries are three of Brisbane’s best-known film personalities: film critic, curator and former Head Programmer for BAPFF & BIFF Kiki Fung, ABC 612 film reviewer Matthew Toomey and The Courier- Mail’s former film critic Des Partridge.
The award will be announced at a screening of finalists on Tuesday August 22 at 7pm at Palace Centro Cinema on James Street. Tickets are $10.
William Robson Twin Beaks
Claire Randall Wolfe
Sarah Rackermann One Small Step
Carey Ryan Empathy is the Devil
Emily Tathem Body
Susanna Van Aswegen Red Kite
Lachlan Pendragon The Toll
Benjamin Gerbanas Grey Space
Adam Willis Mechanophile
Robert Corless Furu Ike: Ancient Pond