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Brisbane Independent Filmmakers
Super 8 film, analogue video, alternative media, media art and equipment facilities group for local and national film makers. Regular events including the BIF BASH fundraisers and raffles.
Women Film makers, local film makers and video artists. Artists and educators including Marion Redmond, Debra Beattie, Gary Warner, Stephen Stockwell, Tait Bedlington, Robert De Nuit, Stephen MacKerras among many many others …Featuring bands for fundraisers including; Ill Will, The Wickerman, The Tennis Club.
4th Floor, 308 Edward Street, Brisbane. Film, forum, seminar, workshop and meeting venues including QIT campus club, That Contemporary Art Space, La Boite, Australian National Hotel East Brisbane, Old Bowls Club, Cordelia Street, Musgrave Park.
Screening opportunities for activists, artists, musicans, bands and filmmakers among others including Behind the Banana Curtain at NSWIT in 1985 (circa). Production of access programs for SBS TV and ABC TV, affiliations with Open Channel in Melbourne and the No Frills Fund located at the Australian Film Commission. The No Frills Fund was run by ex-Brisbane artist Gary Warner.
The Schonell Cinema and live theatre complex became an important Brisbane venue for experimental, foreign and art house cinema and many young, aspiring filmmakers benefited from the
free cinematheque on Wednesday afternoons during the ’70s. According to researcher Stephen Stockwell an earlier iteration, in 1971 , ” the Brisbane Filmmakers Co-op was established by Peter Gray, who also organised the screening of a series of independent films.” ( see Radical Times resource link above)
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