Move over Paris, Brisbane is the new City of Love!

Move over Paris, Brisbane is the new City of Love! BLUSSH ROMANCE FESTIVAL comes to Brisbane 22-25 February 2024.

This news item was first published on 15 December 2024

Early bird tickets to Opening Night Gala on sale now!

Join the lovers, the dreamers, the storytellers, and the romance enthusiasts at the BLUSSH Romance Festival – Brisbane’s newest festival celebrating films and literature through a romance lens and the first of its kind in Australia. From 22-25 February 2024, the pink carpet will be rolled out to welcome all of Brisbane with a series of book and film events celebrating romance in all its shades.

BLUSSH Romance Festival Director, Sue-Anne Chapman said,

Buy love this Christmas with early bird tickets to BLUSSH’S inaugural Opening Night Gala and Australian premiere of One Perfect Match on Thursday 22 February 2024 at the Angelika Film Centre, South City Square. Join Director Jo-Anne Brechin, filmmakers, and principal cast on the pink carpet, enjoy canapes and drinks on arrival, and a special post-screening Q&A. Pre-sales available until 2 January.

One Perfect Match Premier

Filmed entirely on location in Brisbane, including around South/City/SQ, and produced by the kings and queens of romance, Jaggi Entertainment, One Perfect Match follows matchmaker Lucy Marks as she juggles her work and personal life. When she meets a handsome businessman, she immediately feels a spark, but that spark is ruined when she learns he is her newest client.

Jo-Anne Brechin, director, One Perfect Match said “I am beyond thrilled that BLUSSH Romance Festival has selected ONE PERFECT MATCH to screen at their Opening Gala Night, right here in Brisbane where the film was made. ONE PERFECT MATCH stars a stellar cast and was crafted by a gorgeous group of local people. Made by lovers of love for lovers of love, it’s an honour to have ONE PERFECT MATCH kick-start BLUSSH and help romance bloom/blossom in Brisbane.

Festival Co-Director and film producer, Kylie Pascoe added, “Brisbane is home to many romance filmmakers and writers, and we are so proud and excited to bring these two together in a celebration of romance, literature and film. Along with our partners, BLUSSH Romance Festival will create and deliver a 4-day program that will capture your heart.”

The full program of BLUSSH ROMANCE FESTIVAL’S book and film events and ticket sales will launch on Thursday 25 January.

For more information and media enquiries, please contact: Bec Pini, M4M Agency 0409 949 400

About BLUSSH Romance Festival

BLUSSH Romance Festival is the loving brainchild of film producer and romance tragic Kylie Pascoe, and heavy culture consumer Sue-Anne Chapman. With a strong desire to bring together their loves of films and books under one festival umbrella, they hope, through the romance lens, to deliver a carefully curated program of stories and events for the citizens of South-East Queensland.

About One Perfect Match

Renowned matchmaker, Lucy Marks, meets a handsome businessman and feels an immediate spark. She is disappointed to find out the next day that he is Finn Grayson, her newest client. With a strict “no dating clients” policy, she matches him with Molly. A serendipitous weekend trip to look at a vineyard as a potential wedding venue for her soon-to-be-wed sister, reveals Finn as the son of the owners. As Lucy and Finn spend more time together, their feelings grow. Ultimately, Lucy must decide between breaking her own rules and following her heart or losing the love of her life.

About Angelika Film Centre

Angelika Film Centre South City Square is the first dedicated Angelika cinema outside the United States. Boasting 8 screens, including 3 SoHo Lounge cinemas, AFC South City is a state-of-the-art complex with fully recliner seating and crisp, colourful laser projection in all auditoriums. Playing a mix of arthouse and mainstream films, the Angelika is the new go-to cinema destination for the best high-end theatrical experience Brisbane has to offer.

About South City Square

South/City/SQ is a vibrant and diverse community of retail, residential and commercial businesses bringing new levels of excitement and energy to Woolloongabba. With a 3,660sqm full-line Woolworths, Angelika Film Centre, Priceline Pharmacy, and so much more, each day at South/City/SQ is an opportunity to discover something new, to feel energised and inspired.

A lively mix of South/City/SQ residents, workers and visitors create a precinct unlike any other – a fresh departure from the humdrum shopping and business centres. This is where residents shop, dine and play daily, where workers to and fro between cafes and offices, where visitors come to soak up Brisbane’s world-famous sunshine, uplifting energy and public art. Where people from far and wide stop by to shop, catch a movie, hit the gym and wellness facilities, or to simply linger on the grass in the central square with good friends and great coffee.

said Michael Kent on behalf of Pellicano (Owner and Developer of South/City/Square).

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