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 [...]
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 [...]
We are pleased to present Face to Face at this years’ BBFF, courtesy of Cockatoo Film. From Australia’s most acclaimed playwright, David Williamson, a moving and powerful new film about lies, betrayal, and sex in the workplace. This acclaimed Dramatic Feature has won over 32 awards world-wide. In this enthralling and multifaceted story a young construction [...]
From master auteur Chen Kaige comes SACRIFICE. For generations, the Zhao family has wielded power, even extending over the king. In a well-planned coup, their mortal enemy TU’AN GU (Wang Xue Qi) slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. However, a solitary Zhao baby survives the massacre, and is hidden and [...]
BBFF2012 has received over 900 entries and after months of viewing we’re pleased to announce a highlight of the 2012 Festival. Our first Official Selection to be publically announced is Pria Viswalingam’s acclaimed documentary Decadence: The Decline of the Western World. Decadence: The Decline of the Western World has been receiving rave reviews and is [...]
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.
Country of Origin: Australia First Love is about love, friendship and following your dreams. This feature length surf film documents the lives of three passionate teenagers from Phillip Island and follows them to Hawaii – the first step on their journey to making surfing a career. click through for trailer
Country of Origin: Italy. Language: Italian with English subtitles Bruno anthropologist and university professor, learns that in the island of La Galite occurred an extraordinary natural phenomenon. He decided to put together an expedition, searching for the perfect harmony between man and nature. UPDATE: Added more images from film.