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The Brisbane Underground Film Festival

The Brisbane Underground Film Festival

| On 19, Nov 2013

If you are looking for a new, alternative and out-of-the-box cinema experience, this is definitely the festival for you.

Returning for its fourth year, the Brisbane Underground Film Festival (BUFF) guarantees an exciting night for indie and anti-blockbuster film goers.

BUFF runs over three nights and will showcase five pieces of ‘underground’ cinema at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Don’t interpret the name too literally; this is not a showcase of films set below the Earth’s surface.

BUFF defines their ‘underground’ movies as the mixing of highbrow (video art and experimental films) with lowbrow (gore and boobs).

The festival program delivers to audiences the newest in bizarre, low-budget and generally overlooked films.

There’s something exciting about seeing a film where you cannot predict the story line, and with film titles such as Pig Death Machine, White Reindeer and Peaches Does Herself, you will be guessing to the very end.

Still from 'White Reindeer' (source:

Still from ‘White Reindeer’ (source:

Screening contentious and cutting edge films is what BUFF does best, having previously screened the highly controversial films, Dogtooth (2011) and Hobo with a Shotgun (2011).

The intimacy of the festival screenings in the Brisbane Powerhouse Visy Theatre will make you feel like you are attending some sort of secret cult meeting, and will leave you having experienced most, if not all, of the levels on your emotional spectrum.

One suggestion from me: expect the unexpected.

Tickets are now available to purchase online.

The details:

What: Brisbane Underground Film Festival

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

When: 21st – 23rd November 2013

How much: Tickets range from $12 – $16.50


Other Information: This is an 18+ event