April appears to be the month for film festivals in Brisbane. Whether you like them short, long, terrifying or hilarious, we've got something for all of you film fiends out there. So what are you waiting for? Grab a car rental in the Brisbane airport and get watching.
West End Film Festival
Brisbane is the birthplace of this quirky short-film festival. Budding filmmakers from all around Australia were invited to submit their works, which cover every imaginable genre. You'll see documentaries, dramas, musicals and animated features on Sunday, 21 April if you come along. This is a fantastic opportunity to witness just how much filmic talent this vibrant city contains – get your car rental in Brisbane organised and head on down to the West End Film Festival.
Monsters Film Festival
If ghouls and goblins are more your style, why not check out the Monsters Film Festival that's being held at the GOMA Cinematheque, Stanley Place, South Bank. If you've always been meaning to see such classics as "The Bride of Frankenstein" and "Nosferatu", or missed out on more recent horror flicks, such as "Cabin in the Woods", then this is the festival for you. Films are being played from April 19 to 28, so check out what's on and book your tickets.
Gold Coast Film Festival
This festival is also running until April 28, and promises to fulfil all of your pop culture needs. The Gold Coast Film Festival includes everything from Australian premieres to anime, some horrific-looking thrillers and free family movies. On closing night a special screening of "The Evil Dead", a film described as "the most terrifying film you will ever experience" is taking place. Or you can sit back, relax and watch such children's classics as "The Neverending Story".
There's sure to be something on show that will tickle your fancy.