The 2019 Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) came to a spectacular close with the announcement of the winners of the BBFF Best Film Awards. The event, now in its 13th Year, attracted entries from all over the globe. BBFF Director J’aimee Skippon-Volke said: “Whilst our programme featured a number of the strongest Australian titles to
Meet the Filmmaker: Michele Noble – Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock Michele Noble is a director, writer and producer for film, theatre and television. We recently had an opportunity to interview Michele about her experiences in making Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock, and here is what we learned. Firstly, can you tell us
Meet the Filmmaker: Jack Bailey – Continuum 01 – South in Self Exile Jack Bailey is a Byron Bay based, contemporary landscape artist with a detailed eye for abstraction, shape and tone. Challenging traditional landscape art, photography and film through fastidious exploration of formal elements within local and international environments. Jack creates unique works that
Meet the Filmmaker: Ryan O’Leary – The Lost Weekend Ryan O’Leary is an award winning independent filmmaker from Monroe Township, New Jersey. After a successful international festival run in 2014, his first feature film, The Backseat, acquired distribution with Osiris Entertainment. The Backseat is now available on Amazon Prime and many other major digital platforms.
Meet the Filmmaker: Abbie Pobjoy – Backing Up Bilitis Abbie Pobjoy is a director, writer and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. Abbie has currently completed a Bachelor of Film & Television at Swinburne University of Technology. Her recent short film ‘The Clams’ internationally premiered at last years Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Chéries-Chéris). Her
Meet the Filmmaker: Benjamin Bryan – Home Benjamin Bryan is a Melbourne based filmmaker who currently works in film, commercial and documentary formats. We recently had an opportunity to interview Benjamin about his experiences in making Home, and here is what we learned. A look at what ‘home’ means for South Sudanese refugee Gum Wetnhiak
Meet the Filmmaker: Pete Short – Lucid Pete Short is an Australian filmmaker internationally recognised for his work in virtual reality storytelling. He is known for creating surreal worlds and exploring complex characters. Excited by the lack of rules for new media, he blends styles from film, theatre and gaming to create compelling experiences. But
Meet the Filmmaker: Louis Amon Josek – Out Deh – The Youth of Jamaica Originally from Cologne, Germany, Louis spent several years working on multiple film productions as a DOP, before finally finding his role as a director and developing his artistry, which is beyond mainstream: young, fresh and intimate. Out Deh is his debut