No we didn't forget to turn the colour on! Experience two films that helped shape cinematic history in this rare double bill!

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

While traveling in a fishing trip to San Felipe, the draftsman Gilbert Bowen and his friend, the garage owner Roy Collins give a ride to a hitch-hiker. Sooner they learn that the man is the psychopath serial-killer Emmett Myers, who has escaped from prison and wants to reach Santa Rosalia in Mexico. The sadistic criminal also tells them that he will kill them in the end of the line.

Directed by: Leigh Scott

The Woman Suffers (1918)

The Woman Suffers has been called 'Australia’s first feminist feature film and 'Australia’s most significant silent feature movies'. The Woman Suffers is a complicated silent melodrama of revenge and sexual betrayal, only part of which survives. Ralph Manton (Roland Conway) discovers that his sister Marjory (Lottie Lyell) has been seduced and demands to be told the name of the man. Faithful to her lover, she refuses but later Ralph discovers his identity and confronts him. The tables are turned.

Directed by: Raymond Longford

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About 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.


St Lucia campus
Natural Amphitheatre