BBFF 2016 – Coming to a cinema near you!
Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay
69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481 / (02) 6685 6807
Lovingly called ‘Festival HQ’ the inaugural festival occurred here in January 2006 screening just 55 Australian Films and BBFF has grown steadily every year and grown its presence across the Community Centre. In 2016, hundreds of filmmakers will make this iconic Byron space the centre of their Byron Bay experience as we roll out the red carpet and host parties, workshops, panels and networking events for visitors and locals, filmmakers and film-lovers, across 10 stimulating, sensation-packed days.
The films screening here are eclectic, colourful, quirky, sometimes challenging, sometimes inspirational, but always intriguing, just like Byron’s own uniquely diverse community.
Completed in late 2002, The Byron Community Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Byron Bay. Completed in late 2002, this multi-purpose facility hosts a great variety of activities including performing arts events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, receptions and functions. It also accommodates the Bay FM Community Radio, Interrelate (Counselling Services), Liberation Larder, Planet Corroboree (an Aboriginal art and craft shop) and Fundamentals (a natural health store).
The Centre is owned and managed by the Byron Bay Community Association, a not-for-profit incorporated Association. It is almost entirely self-funded. The Centre plays a major community development function in the Byron shire. Over 20 years it has established many community services, helping create over 50 jobs and bringing in over $10 million to the local community.
Satellite Byron Venue
Pighouse Flicks, Byron Bay
1 Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481 / (02) 6685 5828
Pighouse Flicks has a unique, cosy and intimate character that filmgoers just love. Our Pighouse Season contains both edgy feature films and dramatic and action-packed docos all of which will transport you some of the most spectacular places on the planet – and some dark corners of the human soul.
Seating is extremely limited at these screenings so book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Since 1995 the Pighouse Flicks has been providing the Byron Shire with a venue for international, blockbuster and arthouse films, film festivals, private events and probably lots more stuff we dont even know about!!!. In April 2011 the cinema underwent a complete renovation of the audio visual display equipment and the theatre interior.
Pighouse Flicks invite you to experience a fresh take on an iconic piece of Byron history. The cinema is located in the Buddha Bar and Brewery /Nomads backpackers complex at the Old Piggery.
Brunswick Heads Venue
Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads
Lovingly restored and re – imagined by the creative team behind the critically lauded and internationally acclaimed circus/cabaret/variety sensation “La Soiree”, The Brunswick Picture House has captured the imaginations and warmed the hearts of a community with its old world charm. Having survived the wreckers ball and the ravages of time, this iconic buildings revival has set the stage for a vibrant and charismatic mix of film, circus and family friendly entertainment. Its a true romantic, old fashioned treasure, a place that inspires debate about what you have just seen whilst indulging yourself with a meal prepared by their very own in-house chef.
The Brunswick Picture House has become a local landmark, establishing itself as a place for people to meet, be inspired, gossip, laugh, be entertained and somewhere to refer lovingly to when discussing your hometown.
Dedicated to putting the fun back into movie-going, film lovers can once again experience going to the cinema as an occasion.
The Regent, Murwillumbah
5 Brisbane St, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 / (02) 6672 8265
The Regent Cinema is lovingly run by film aficionados who are passionate about quality world film. Taking a trip to Mur’bah to see the films on offer is like taking trip around the world – from rural China to Azerbaijan to Afghanistan, the scenery is as extraordinary as the stories told.
The Regent is a beautiful art deco cinema and it will once again be joining forces with the BBFF. It’s an independent and family-owned single-screen cinema that has recently made the great leap to install a state-of-the-art digital system and a brand new sound system. It specialises in fundraising and specialty screenings and is renowned for its beanbags at the front of the cinema! Come early and enjoy a coffee on the balcony before you join us for a film.
Full Moon Venue
FREE Full Moon Cinema, Byron Bay
Directly adjacent to the Byron Surf Club
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This is definitely how films should be seen. On the grass of main beach, with full moon above, the sound of the ocean and the rhythm of the waves lapping on Australia’s most easterly point. Grab your picnic rug and share a night of salty films and genuinely good vibes with your friends and family. If the weather gods don’t behave, we’ll try the following night – or if the rain’s set in – the following full moon.