The Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival (GKCFF) is the most influential Chinese film event in the west, and it’s brought to Brisbane this year for the first time ever by Mirror News International Media Group. For the past three years, Chinese Film Festival Incorporated (CFF) has invited elite Chinese films to be exhibited and to compete during the Chinese New Year. CFF and Mirror News International Media Group aim to promote outstanding Chinese films, and in turn to foster better cross-cultural communication between the east and the west.

This year’s GKCFF Jury President is to be Ray Argall, the current president of the Australian Director’s Guild. Jury Members are Peter Andrikidis, Michela Ledwidge, and Samantha Lang; three prolific, award-winning directors. Celebrity and special guests include Teddy Robin (actor/director/composer), Bo Huang (actor), Hailu Qin (actress), Qianyuan Wang (actor), Fei Xie (director), Hu Guan (director), and Jing Liang (actress); as well as Chen Yuming the Chinese Ambassador to Australia, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Federal Member Graham Perrett, and other politicians.

Mirror News International Media have teamed up with the Brisbane International Film Festival this year, which is expected to entice a GKCFF Brisbane audience of 3 000+ (meaning a national audience of 10 000+). The Brisbane event is to be hosted at Sunnybank’s Hoyts Cinema. The Opening Night Gala (including the red carpet walk, VIP dinner, and opening film) begins at 3PM on February 21st . 12 film screening sessions will run between then and the 24th. Opening Night Gala tickets cost $15 per person, and each session ticket costs $8 per person. Group discounts are available. For booking and information, visit or call (07) 3191 6321.




Thursday, February 21st 06:00 PM – 2013 Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival Opening Ceremony in Brisbane at Hoyts Cinema Sunnybank06:30 PM – film screening: Big Blue Lake
Friday, February 22nd 09:30am – Academia Industry Forum at Griffith Film School10:00AM –  film screening: The Sun Beaten Path01:00PM – film screening: Here, There

03:30PM – film screening: Cha Cha for Twins

07:00PM – film screening: The Third Wish

Saturday, February 23rd 04:00PM – film screening: The Sword Identity07:00PM – film screening: The Bounty
Sunday, February 24th 01:30PM – film screening: The Diva04:00PM – film screening: The Design of Death07:00PM – film screening: The Lethal Hostage

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