Australia Independent Film Festival is back!

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The Australia Independent Film Festival will return next month, and the festival’s organisers tell Cinema Australia this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before.

The Brisbane-based festival will run over two days in October at Metro Arts West End. Join filmmakers and film lovers for one of Queensland’s biggest annual celebrations of independent cinema.

Known Internationally, AIFF showcases the very best Australian and international short films, documentaries, animations, experimental films, and more from Brisbane, Australia, and across the world.

AIFF gives filmmakers and film lovers a chance to watch amazing films that you generally not see anywhere but a film festival, mingle with like-minded individuals, and enjoy networking opportunities.

All festival tickets are strictly limited, so make sure you don’t miss out on any of this year’s amazing films.

Session One 

Opening Night Around the World 1

Friday, 1 October
Screening 7:00pm – 9:00pm

AIFF 2021 begins with a bang. Join the opening night celebrations as we start our film journey in Queensland, travel around the world with some of the best international shorts, and finish here at home again. The bar will be stocked, so grab a drink, sit back and enjoy traversing the globe with a stellar night of films.

Session Two

Keeping it Real

Saturday, 2 October
Screening 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Documentary lovers – this session is for you. Join us for an afternoon dedicated to some amazing true stories sourced from all corners of the World, as well as a few from our own backyard. From Tibetan Opera to saving our favorite Aussie animals, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to see some unique stories on screen.

Session Three

Around the World 2

Screening 4:00pm – 6:00pm

It’s time to travel the world again with AIFF21’s last session of international shorts. A mix of styles and genres takes you from the US all the way to China, with a few stopovers on the way.

Session Four

Home Grown Australian Shorts and award ceremony.

Screening & Awards 7:00pm – 9:30pm

The night of nights. Last but definitely not least, AIFF20 presents some of the very best shorts from Brisbane, Queensland and across this great land. With a session full of thought provoking stories, we’re finishing on a high. Straight after the screening, we’ll celebrate the best of the best with our awards ceremony before heading to The Boundary Hotel to send off AIFF21 in style.

Adult tickets are just $15 plus booking fee. Tickets are available online, over the phone (07) 3002 7100 (during business hours 10am – 4pm weekdays) and at the box office and bar one hour prior to the event (availability permitting).

Metro Arts operates under a fully approved Covid-safe plan. Metro Arts is a licensed venue. Session time length is approximate. Films may contain some coarse language, implied drug usage, nudity and or some mild violence. We recommend viewing for a mature aged audience.

Australia Independent Film Festival
You can view the full AIFF program here.

October 1 & 2
Metro Arts West End
Tickets are on sale now!
$15 per session plus booking fee.

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