BBFF2019 Release Festival Program
Established as a community event in 2005 with only 55 Australian films, the Byron Bay International Film Festival, has grown exponentially into a 10-day event, expanding across new digital platforms, attracting world-renowned industry leaders and international films stars. With trademark ethics and selectivity, BBFF has developed a unique culture and flourishing international reputation that sees both esteemed international filmmakers and emerging artists all vying for a place in its program.
The 13th Byron Bay International Film Festival will be a platform for some of the world’s most outstanding film talent, showcasing a unique and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking films. It’s a festival that fuses artistry, education and innovation, enhancing our worldview and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of film.
Each year the festival has provided attendees with the opportunity to not only see brilliant films and national premieres but be a part of an exceptional industry program of seminars, workshops, networking and marketplace events with leading Australian and international speakers and delegates. As well as presenting awards to the most outstanding films of various categories including Best Short Film, Best Music Documentary, Best Young Australian filmmaker and more. BBFF has also been showcasing Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Experiences since 2013 with awards for Best Cinematic and Interactive VR experience, celebrating some of the most innovative and immersive films to date.
Image: BBFF finalist Robert sherwood ‘Black Moon’.
Photograph by Trent Mitchell