Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF)

Experience cinema at its best in Brisbane this November when the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) returns.

Now in its second year, from Thursday 19 to Sunday 29 November BAPFF will screen more than 75 features, documentaries and shorts from across the Asia Pacific. The program is packed with premieres, cinema classics, guest appearances and special presentations. BAPFF also provides a rare chance to experience 34 of the nominated films from the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film.

BAPFF Opening Night Premiere screening of IDOL and VIP after party, plus a free double pass to any film at BAPFF…


In 2013, a young man named Mohammed Assaf became the first Palestinian to win Arab Idol. It was a remarkable victory, but the story behind how he came to compete is even more extraordinary. Assaf’s journey from the devastation of the Gaza Strip to the bright lights of Cairo, and all the way to the pinnacle of the singing competition, took every ounce of his ingenuity and determination – as he risked everything for a chance at a dream.

An uplifting rags-to-riches tale, The Idol tells Assaf’s phenomenal true story with charm, sensitivity and plenty of offbeat humour, offering a seldom-seen side to Palestine and its people.

Exclusive to FilmFest and not available to the general public

Exclusive Opening Night Film and VIP After Party
1 x Double pass to any BAPFF film (not including special or gala screenings)

Venue:  Goma Cinema A, Brisbane

Date:     Thursday 19th November 2015

Time:    6:30pm

booknow$55 per person


Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) – Red Carpet Experience and Exclusive Gala Awards Ceremony…


Asia Pacific Screen Awards Red Carpet Experience and Awards Ceremony

Don’t miss the chance to rub shoulders with the biggest stars on the Asia Pacific Film Scene.

From the glamorous and multicultural red carpet, to the sophisticated ceremony every year, APSA holds a night of celebration to acclaim Asia Pacific filmmaking – honouring films that best reflect their cultural origins and the people behind this excellence.

Exclusive to FilmFest subscribers and not available to the general public

Red Carpet Experience
Gala Awards Ceremony with 3 course seated dinner and all beverages.

Venue:  Brisbane City Hall

Date:     Thursday 26th November 2015

Time:    5:30pm Red Carpet for 6:15pm Gala Ceremony

booknow$250 per head including 3 course gala dinner



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