BBFF2014 will run from February 28th to March 9th. As entries have only just opened filmmakers Filmmakers are able to access our Early Bird deadline prices. BBFF encourages filmmakers and audiences to ‘Open Their Aperture’ – to open their eyes, minds and hearts to new possibilities and experiences. The range of films we screen is diverse [...]
A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in [...]
An Australian premiere, this debut feature documentary is being hailed as an intrieging masterpiece. With a compelling sound track by Bob Dylan and Beirut, Bombay Beach is a film about one of the poorest communities in southern California. Located on the shores of the Salton Sea a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the [...]
Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ shattered Westerners’ notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave, yet he is recognized as being the pivotal person to bring Buddhism to the west. Raised in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa fled his homeland during the Chinese Communist invasion of 1959. In Britain, seeing his [...]
BEFORE THERE WAS JACKASS… THERE WAS RALPH ZAVADIL. Adrenaline Junkies are going to love this crazy documentary. “Everyone should have a friend like Ralph.” His cable access television show, The Cap’n Video Show, ran from 1990 to 1995, spawning a small but loyal cult following. Each week Ralph performed a series of idiotic and occasionally [...]
Country of Origin: Russia. Language: Russian with English subtitles Youth in 50s communist Russia are fighting for the right to be different from others, to listen to music of their choice, dress differently, dance, love and, most importantly, have freedom to be themselves.
” The last particles. Divisible, invisible…” This deeply haunting tune takes you on a journey into an inorganic futuristic world suspended in fractured chaos. Spitting the Atom explores a beast’s encounter with a civilized military counter attack held in the unfortunate battle theatre of a city. Though static in time the one shot camera sweep conveys [...]
Country of Origin: USA Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Hebrew, Vietnamese, Dari, Kinyarwanda with English Subtitles Directed by Iara Lee, Cultures of Resistance is a chilling yet inspiring feature documentary. Armed with only music, art, song and dance, this film is all about the power of people united by their desire to heal the most [...]
Country of Origin: France. Language: French with English subtitles Deeply traumatized and disfigured following a car crash, famous actress Vera Bella leaves Saint-James Hospital, right after having undergone a one-last-chance procedure. Fleeing media pressure, her assistant takes her to the family home, a manor edging the ocean which she has not seen since her childhood.