BBFF2017 Winners

We are delighted to announce the award winners of the festival: BEST FILM AWARD One Less God Director: Lliam Worthington BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE  Jungle Director: Greg McLean Honourable Mention: An American in Texas Director: Anthony Pedone BEST SURF FILM Heavy Water Director: Michael Oblowitz BEST ANIMATION Loving Vincent Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM

Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Competition Winners

Local Byron Shire screenwriter and filmmaker, Clare Sladden, has won the inaugural 2017 Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Contest for her screenplay Broken Head. Contest Director, Pim Hendrix, presented the US$2500 first prize and Final Draft Screenwriting software package to the writer at the festival’s final night gala at the Byron Community Centre on

BBFF Partners To Present Convergence at Event Cinemas in Sydney

As part of the Convergence 004 emerging technology event series the Convergence 004 Film Festival (CFF) combines CinematicVR with big screen entertainment. The festival has been developed in conjunction with the Internationally renowned Byron Bay Film  Festival (BBFF) and takes place in the heart of the Sydney CBD at the premium Event Cinemas complex on George Street (aka

Seeds unearthed: a dramatic history and uncertain future   

  The filmmakers travel to Africa, India, Mexico, Hawaii, places where indigenous people have grown food for millennia. Everywhere, ancient agricultural cultures are under threat from mass farming and its tools – monocultures, pesticides, patents and genetic modification. And an aggressive corporate style that makes small farming unviable. In India, thousands of farmers have committed