Ibis International Film Festival (IIFF)

IIFF returns in 2021 and will showcase the short form talents of university students, local Brisbane and national filmmakers along with a curated collection of feature films screenings from local and international film makers.

In its second year on the UQ calendar, IIFF brings some of the best of international film, and local and student films to Brisbane audiences.

About this year's theme
Women in Motion
This year we are curating a program that spotlights the contributions of women in film. From the pioneers that helped shine the spotlight on female filmmakers, to those that have continued to push the boundaries and advance the art of filmmaking today - we take our hats of to the fabulous women of cinema, both in front of the camera and behind.

Ibis in Shorts: A celebration of short film

15 October 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
Join us for the best of the best short films submitted to our Ibis in Shorts competition this year.

Marie Antoinette (2006)

15 October 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
[France/USA/Japan (English) | Drama | PG]
"Let them eat cake!" The award-winning motion picture follows an impressionistic retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette

Vagabond (1985)

14 October 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
[France (French) | Drama | M]
Join us for a screening of Agnès Varda's 1985 film Vagabond, a drama about the death of a young female drifter named Mona.

IIFF Double Bill: The Hitch-Hiker (1953) & The Woman Suffers (1918)

13 October 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
[The Hitch-Hiker: United States (English) | Crime, noir | R]/[The Woman Suffers: Australia (English) | Melodrama, silent | G]
No we didn't forget to turn the colour on! Experience two films that helped shape cinematic history in this rare double bill!

Orlando (1993)

12 October 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
[UK (English) | Drama | PG]
What does it mean to be born as a woman, or a man? To be born at one time instead of another? To be born into wealth, or into poverty, or into the traditions of a particular nation? Most of us will never know.

Black Panther Woman (2014)

11 October 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
[Australia (English) | Documentary | M]
Marlene Cummins breaks a forty-year silence to tell the story of her abuse in the Australian Black protest movement, to overcome her demons of today.

The Piano (1993)

10 October 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
[New Zealand (English) | Romance, Drama | M]
Jane Campion's period drama saw Anna Paquin make her acting debut in in this film focussing on a psychologically mute Scottish woman who travels to a remote part of New Zealand with her young daughter after her arranged marriage to a frontiersman.

The Night Porter (1974)

10 October 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
[Italy (English) | Drama | R]
Thirteen years after World War II, concentration camp survivor Lucia (Charlotte Rampling) and her tormentor Max (Sir Dirk Bogarde), currently the night porter at a Vienna hotel, meet again and fall back into their sado-masochistic relationship

Black Widow (2021)

9 October 2021 8:00pm10:00pm
[United States (English) | Superhero, Action, Adventure | M]
The box office hit starring Scarlett Johansson in her first solo Marvel Cinematic Universe outing and her departure. Direct from cinemas!

Nomadland (2020)

8 October 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
[America (English) | Drama | M]
Join us for the IIFF 2021 Opening Night screening of the Oscar-winning Nomadland.

You, Your Phone, and One Short Film

25 August 2021 10:00am2:00pm
To help your prepare your entry for Ibis in Shorts (part of Ibis International Film Festival 2021), the UQ Motion Picture Club will be holding a student workshop designed to teach participants the art of iPhone Filmmaking.

IIFF 2020: Snowpiercer (2013)

25 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
Bong Joon-ho retrospective. (2013) MA 15+ - Action, Science Fiction. English.

IIFF 2020: Mother (2009)

24 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
Bong Joon-ho retrospective. (2009) MA 15+ - Crime Drama, Thriller. Korean with English subtitles.

IIFF 2020: New Sights

23 October 2020 6:30pm10:00pm
Student films submitted to the Ibis International Film Festival. Come discover new talent before the world does! The screening of student short films will be followed by the Bong Joon-ho film The Host (2006, M)

IIFF 2020: The Host (2006)

23 October 2020 6:30pm10:00pm
Bong Joon-ho retrospective. (2006) M - Monster movie, Comedy Drama. Korean with English subtitles. Part of a double bill with New Sights: Student short films screenings.

IIFF 2020: Sound & Vision

22 October 2020 6:30pm8:00pm
Music video showcase followed by Q&A with Brisbane filmmakers.

IIFF 2020: Memories of Murder (2003)

21 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
Bong Joon-ho retrospective. (2003) MA 15+ - Crime Drama, Thriller. Korean with English subtitles.

IIFF 2020: Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

18 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
Bong Joon-ho retrospective (2020) M - Comedy. Korean with English subtitles.

IIFF 2020: Parasite (2019)

17 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
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Bong Joon-ho retrospective (2019) MA - Comedy Drama, Thriller. Korean with English subtitles.