Animation from the Independent Edge By Jenny Bird The selection of short animation films at the 2017 Byron Bay International Film Festival steps away from the big-league producers in the USA and Japan. It’s both a financial and a curatorial decision, and it works. The program showcases a refreshing, dynamic and diverse
11th Annual Byron Bay Film Festival proudly showcasing: WOMEN IN FILM As part of its massive ten day program this October, Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) proudly highlights the incredible work of women behind and in front of the camera. Festival Director J’aimee Skippon-Volke herself has blazed a trail for the industry and her
Making Waves: Surf Films at BBFF 2017 By Tyson Yates Whether there’s chaos in those crushing waves or a sense of tranquility, a touch of foreboding or a call to adventure – the ocean is a matter of perspective. That much is clear when each year Byron Bay Film Festival puts together a
Eyejack’s: SUTU & AUGMENTED REALITY EXHIBITION As part of its massive ten day program this October, Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) proudly presents a ground-breaking art exhibition with a twist. Artist Stu Campbell (AKA Sutu) will be displaying his works throughout the festival period, offering art and tech lovers an interactive gallery experience.
FILM PREVIEW: CITY OF JOY by Jenny Bird The beating heart of this film lies with a young woman called Jane who lives near the Rwandan border in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is a country that has been described as the worst place in the world to be a
Filmmaker Interview: Phil Borges CRAZYWISE By Tyson Yates What better place than Byron Bay to premier CRAZYWISE, an organic exploration into how we in the West frame mental health in comparison to indigenous cultures around the world? Co-director and renown human rights photographer Phil Borges tells BBFF 2017 how a simple project on meditation grew
‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll tap your feet,’ Digby Hildreth explores some of the incredible films on offer at this year’s dazzling and diverse festival. THAT’S NOT ME Polly has a problem: she’s an actor with big aspirations, but it’s her identical twin Amy who is scoring all the good roles and screen time
It’s out and we’re proud to announce that the documentary The Freedom to Marry has been selected as the Opening Night film at BBFF 2017. The ultra-topical documentary traces the battle for equality by North America’s LGBTQI community, from the early days of Stonewall through to the Supreme Court decision just two years ago.
It’s time to answer the siren call of Byron Bay – to its beautiful beaches and bush, and to the rich cultural feast that is the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF). Now in its 11th year, BBFF spans across ten days in six venues, featuring over 175 independent films, and attracting filmmakers and film-lovers
As part of its massive ten day program this October, Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) proudly presents its second Virtual Reality (VR) Workshop Program: NCUBE8. After a successful, highly popular launch in 2016, NCUBE8 returns in 2017 to educate, inspire, and illuminate creatives with the mind-blowing world of virtual reality and other technologies, and the