2016 Program

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process of visual communication

BBFF has created one the first Virtual Reality focused programs to be supported by the Australian Federal Ministry for the Arts. Ncube8 will provide Filmmakers, Photographers, Artists, Creative Practitioners and the General Public the opportunity to engage with Virtual Reality software and hardware in order to explore their creative and experiential potential. The festival will use a series of introductory workshops held before the event to help prepare and identify eight Creatives – who will then be given support in developing a new expression of their artistic vision to be showcased at BBFF2016.


One for the juniors

Our Family Friend Shorts Session is always a hit for Families with kids of all ages.

We also run an extensive Schools Program which reaches hundreds of local kids each year.

Special events

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BBFF 2016 – Our 10th Festival

Excited about BBFF 2016? We are putting together a truly unforgettable experience which you won’t want to miss.

2016 marks a groundbreaking milestone for the BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BBFF) as we celebrate our 10th and biggest festival to date.

Filmmaking has always sat at the cutting edge of innovation, design and exhibition. It is true collective endeavour which encapsulates a variety of team members & highlights their creative skills.

At this very special festival BBFF will activate discussion, investigation, incorporation and celebration of creative technology and, in particular, the rapidly growing immersive storytelling and creative opportunities created by Virtual and Augmented Reality.