Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival


10th edition

Nov 23 - Dec 04, 2021
Brisbane, Australia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF), evolved from the 22-year Brisbane International Film Festival, and is in its third year as a prestigious film festival in Australia showcasing the creative and cultural breadth of cinematic works from the vast Asia Pacific region. The Festival program celebrates cinematic excellence and champions distinctive voices; it is also the programming team’s mission to honour films that reflect the best of their cultural origins.

In it's second year (2015) the BAPFF programme consists of more than 100 features films, documentaries, shorts and Virtual Reality works. Launching Australian and Queensland premieres of films such as The Assassin, Cemetery of Splendour, Mountains May Depart, Our Little Sister, Right Now, Wrong Then, Under Electric Clouds, Spear, The Idol, Mustang and Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled, Preoccupied, Preposterous.

The Festival is officially associated with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), a unique international collaboration with UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations, that celebrates the best in Asia Pacific cinema. BAPFF provides a rare chance to experience a selection of the APSA nominated films each year.

Home to 4.5 billion people across 70 countries and areas, the Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region for film production in the world, responsible for approximately 50 per cent of new cinema. The Asia Pacific stretches across a vast and varied part of the globe, extending from Egypt in the west to the Cook Islands in the east, and from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south. Cinema provides a fascinating window into the lives and cultures of our region.

BAPFF is an initiative of Brisbane City Council delivered by Brisbane Marketing, supported by Founding Sponsor Screen Queensland and presented by Treasury Casino and Hotel.
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