It’s time for some BIFF

Every year, as soon as I read Gracia’s ever-wondrous tales about MIFF (the Melbourne International Film Festival), I know that BIFF (the Brisbane International Film Festival) won’t be too far away … It’s about the same time that I start to get really excited at the prospect of seeing some fresh, shiny new movies.

Last year I finally made it along to my first BIFF for an interesting mix of movies and documentaries … and after carefully studying the program, this year is looking like it will offer a repeat performance.

One of the main challenges when confronted with a film festival program is trying to balance all the films you want to see. You’ll always find that some sessions overlap, or coincide with other important life events … and so sacrifices will need to be made. But I kind of think those difficult selection decisions sometimes add to the fun! (I mean, it just wouldn’t be the same if I could go to absolutely everything!).

My first cut of the 2010 BIFF program resulted in a short list of 10 movies I wanted to see … and from there, after taking into account various practicalities like going to work and finding time to sleep, I think I’ve whittled that initial list down to a total of 6 movies. I’ll let you know what I end up seeing a bit later on … as I may just change my mind yet again before I book my tickets!

Are you a lover of film festivals too? Or maybe you’re more of a movie monogamist (committing to seeing just one film at any one time?)


  1. Erika Lee Sears

    Sounds like fun! I have never been to a film festival but when I was a kid- I snuck into several movies in a row at the theater. I think the most was 3 🙂

    Did you enjoy the film festival? Any good movies?


    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – This is only my second year of heading off to the film festival, so I think I have much to learn about perfecting the festival experience … but I definitely do find them lots of fun!
      The festival is still happening and I have a few more movies to get along to, but any that strike me as interesting I’ll definitely share! 🙂

      (PS. … and go you with your sneaking into movies fun – that’s awesome!). 🙂

  2. Mel

    I’ve never been to a film festival at all – sounds great though 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – I think film festivals are great to go along to … I’d highly recommend the experience if you ever get the chance! The only trouble is trying to go to lots and lots of movies AND still going into work each day! 😉

  3. Gabrielle Bryden

    My brain couldn’t take in all those movies I’ afraid! Have fun Tracey (and thanks for my package of goodies – big hugs).

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – I think you’ve summed up one of the downsides to a film festival, ‘having to take in all those movies’ … it can get a bit overwhelming at times … especially when there are lots of great movies to dazzle! 🙂

      … and I’m SO glad you liked your package of goodies! 😀

      Have a lovely weekend

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