Festival Program

Join us for 3 days of serious romancing in the heart of Brisbane!

Check out all the amazing events on across the festival including some of the countries finest writers plus exclusive Australian premieres!

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Australian Premiere. 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…

Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Romance, G

Join the magic as fabulous authors HM Hodgson and Stacey McEwan share their world-building secrets and character inspirations. An entertaining conversation awaits! Book signings in Angelika’s foyer, brought to you by Shelf Lovers pop-up store.

Friday @ 11:00 AM
In Conversation Book Event

On Fridays, We Read Fantasy

Experience a bittersweet romantic drama with Michael Caine in his last film role. A touching tribute to enduring love unfolds in just 48 hours.

Friday @ 4:00 PM
Saturday @ 2:00 PM
Romance, Drama, M

Indulge in Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film of Shakespeare’s love story. Witness star-crossed lovers in a post-modern Verona Beach amid rival gangs.

Friday @ 6:00 PM
Romance, Drama, M

Step into the enchanting world of Twilight. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson lead the vampire saga. Declare allegiance to Team Edward or Team Jacob on the big screen.

Friday @ 8:10 PM
Romance, Drama, Fantasy, M

Amy Andrews is an author with a deep back list, a passion for writing, the romance genre, and connecting with audiences. Amy will be joined on stage by the effervescent Olympia Kwitowski, radio breakfast host and…

Sunday @ 11:00 AM
In Conversation Book Event

All Loved Up

Delight in ‘The Gift That Gives,’ an Australian rom-com. Callum falls for Linda, but fate brings Kate and Austin together in a quest to uncover hidden love letters.

Saturday @ 4:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:15 PM
Romance, PG

Based on the book by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, two teenage Mexican-American loners in 1987 El Paso explore a new, unusual friendship and the difficult road to self-discovery.

Saturday @ 6:00 PM
Sunday @ 4:15 PM
Drama, Queer Romance, Romance, M

Did you dedicate your first love a love song? Greatest Days closes out BLUSSH and is full of iconic love songs. Based on the Take That musical, five best friends have the night of their…

Sunday @ 7:00 PM
Drama, Comedy, Musical, M

Impress your crussh and give them a Gift Voucher so they can attend BLUSSH! This Gift Voucher can be redeemed for attendance at one of our fabulous events. We have multiple Gift Voucher amount levels….

In Conversation Book Event, Gala, Film

Blussh Voucher

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