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Whet your appetite for this year's Queensland Film Festival with four pre-fest screenings.

Enjoying intriguing, unique, experimental and engaging cinema isn't something you should only do once a year. Brisbane's resident festival dedicated to the full spectrum of international cinema mightn't return until July, but they've come up with something to fill the gap. Prepare to spend your time in a darkened room at QFF X IMA.

As the name suggests, the free screening series sees Queensland Film Festival join forces with the Institute of Modern Art for regular sessions that will get your cinephile senses tingling. Four are scheduled between February and June, plus a satellite event during the fest itself — which will take place at New Farm Cinemas between July 13 and 23.

The program kicks off with a curated four-film compilation entitled Sheltering Islands on February 18, before pairing up with Brisbane Queer Film Festival on March 11 — and they're just two of the themes in the spotlight. Registering in advance is recommended, because these aren't the kinds of films you'll see anywhere. In fact, if you miss them here, you mightn't ever catch them on a big screen again.

Published on February 14, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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