From 6 – 15 March, BBFF will bring together an exceptional group of local and international filmmakers and engaging audiences on a shared journey of inspiration, discovery and screen magic. Don’t miss this unique grassroots cinematic event.
The countdown is on to Australia’s largest regional film festival. The 9th Byron Bay International Film Festival will soon kick off with its 10-day program spanning 220+ films from 35+ countries across 50+ sessions and 5 venues in 3 regional centres. It screens and awards films of all lengths and genres.
Each year hundreds of film industry professionals walk the red carpet ranging from international screen legends to local amateurs, along with thousands of film lovers. The festival’s events include sell-out gala opening and closing night parties, master classes, panels, workshops and school screenings.
Festival Director, J’aimee Skippon-Volke said, “This year’s festival is all about celebrating the unique experience we gain by leaving the comfort of the couch and attending a grassroots film festival like Byron Bay International Film Festival.”
“Whether you’re in the film industry or a film lover, there is absolutely nothing like being in the cinema with a filmmaker who has poured years of their life blood into telling a story”, Skippon-Volke says. “Along with a room full of people, you’re sitting in the dark, discovering a different way of life, going to the creative edge, laughing and sometimes even getting a bit misty-eyed together. You hear the filmmaker share the story behind that. It’s special.”
Skippon-Volke said, “Byron Film Fest is known for its eye-opening, thought-provoking and cutting-edge films and the submissions we have received this year are nothing short of exceptional. Our festival goers are in for a treat and I can’t wait to share the program with everyone in the coming weeks.”
The festival will once again be hosting its iconic Full Moon Beachside Screening. The event attracts thousands of people with picnics in tow to a night of free live music and cinema under the stars with the backdrop of the Byron lighthouse. Stay tuned for dates to be announced.
Official program announced and tickets on sale Monday 23 February 2015 at www.bbff.com.au. For early announcements and exclusive pre-sale offers subscribe to our mailing list or find the festival on Facebook.