It’s BIFF time! The annual Brisbane International Film Festival starts tomorrow and I’m so excited! The festival always has such a diverse and eclectic range of films on offer, and this year is looking just as good as previous years. 10 glorious days of World Cinema, Aussie Cinema, Retrospectives, a spotlight on British films, Docos, Experimental films, short films, seminars, workshops and so much more! One of the highlights that I’m most looking forward to is the Heath Ledger event. Heath Ledger has been announced as the 2008 Chauvel Award recipient in honour of his contribution to Australian cinema. Hosting this event will be David Stratton from At The Movies, with friends and colleagues of Heath Ledger in attendance. The tickets for this event went up for sale last week, so if you’re interested in going along, check the website pronto. They were selling fast but there may still be some availabe. Do you have a favourite Heath Ledger film? My favourite is this one.
There's another fun thing happening in Brisbane, and it's coming to an end just as BIFF begins. It's a cool giveaway that Amanda, a very talented children's illustrator and designer, is having over at her Twinkle Star Art blog. You have the chance to win this adorable Space Rocket art print!
To enter, head on over here, submit an idea for a quote to go with the illustration and vote for your preferred space boy. Be quick! The competition ends on 31st July. That's tomorrow! So make like a speedy supercharged rocket and zip on over there NOW! Amanda is part of BrisStyle, a talented & supportive group of artists and crafters who live in Brisbane, Australia, and sell their creations on Etsy. I’m also a proud member of BrisStyle. They let me join their cool gang. And I didn’t even have to bribe them with jelly beans or anything. Phew! Coz I don’t like sharing my jelly beans. Check in on the BrisStyle blog for updates, featured artists, news & further info. I’ll also be blogging next week about something big brewing in the BrisStyle camp that will be happening during the second week of August. So stay tuned for details!
That’s it. Enough waffling from me. It’s so cold that my fingers are frozen and I can no longer feel them hitting the keyboard. I’m even wearing three beanies right now. Yes, three! Which very much gives the impression of something resembling a large pumpkin being attached to my neck, rather than the average sized noggin that I do in fact have. I think my head is of average size. I’ve not been told otherwise. It may be that people are simply too polite to say. Either way I'm too cold to care. I hate winter. Grumble grumble grumble...
See you in the shadows on Sunday!