New York writer Anna Ray-Jones has won the 2018 Byron Bay Film Festival Screenplay Contest for her script Blood Tartan. “Blood Tartan is a lively romp which sees Will Shakespeare heading north to the wilds of Scotland to write a new play for the king, but becoming entangled in a supernatural whodunit that would do
Dying to Live is the new documentary by the filmmaker who brought you Frackman. In Dying to Live Todd follows the lives of everyday Australians awaiting organ donation. His goal was to raise awareness of the need to get on the donor register as Australia is well behind other western countries in tissue donor rates,
Two singular Japanese artists are the subject of superb documentaries at the Byron Bay Film Festival this month (October). Ryuichi Sakamoto Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s search for new sounds – especially natural or “found” sounds – leads him to standing outside in the rain with a plastic bucket over his head, listening to the noise
The finalists of the Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Contest have been selected with the winners to be announced during the festival on Wednesday, October 17. Thirteen finalists were selected from a large field of entries from all around the world. “The diversity of the entries was quite evident this year,” said Contest Director,
Blake Northfield is the producer of The School, a supernatural thriller that follows the story of Amy (Megan Drury), a mother and doctor as she descends into an eerie dark fairy-tale realm inhabited by monsters and lost children under the tyrannical rule of a young maniac Zac (Will McDonald). How did you get involved?
By Hugo Costin-Neilsen From Iran to Latvia, human foibles and the wits we use to hide or overcome them bear a remarkable similarity. One of the great pleasures of Byron Bay’s Film Festival is the opportunity to gather together to marvel and laugh at the weird and wayward directions that people’s lives can take, wherever they