Byron Community Centre Sessions

BCC Session 1 | Friday 6th, 6.45pm Red Carpet Arrival for 7.30pm sharp start $65 Buy Ticket

  • Will & Testament (UK) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Feelgood, Social Justice Tony Benn was the scourge of the British Right for all of his 47 years as an MP and the most controversial Labour politician of his era. An unrepentant socialist,...

BCC Session 2 | Saturday 7th, 10.30am Family-friendly Shorts $8 – Family Packs Available Buy Ticket

  • Little Darling – the Secret City (Australia) Music Video
    Visual Feast Witty, warm and wonderfully dreamlike story of two characters inside an elaborate cuckoo clock, and their bid for freedom from a mechanised system that would deny them their love. BUY...

  • Super Sounds (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Drama, Feelgood Summer love: a simple childhood tale about discovering friendship and the gift of acceptance. In a small coastal town over the course of two long days, a lonely, shy boy...

  • Average 8 (Australia) Short Doc
    Feelgood Five vision-impaired children talk about their lives and its challenges with inspiring honesty and insight. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Flow (Belgium) Animation
    Visual Feast A grieving girl makes an unexpected friend when a white wolf takes her through a mysterious portal. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Alien Repair Guy (Norway) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Feelgood, Visual Feast Earth’s control box gets broken. For the alien caretaker, what seems like just another day at work ends up something completely different. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • LOTHAR (Switzerland) Comedy
    Visual Feast Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world. One day, an accident...

BCC Session 3 | Saturday 7th, 12pm Adult Shorts $8 Buy Ticket

  • Twas the Night  (Bangalow) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Local Santa comes across an unexpected visitor as he makes his deliveries in Bangalow. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE  

  • Metube: August Sings Carmen Habanera (Austria) Music Videos
    Directors Pick George Bizet’s Habanera from Carmen, his opera of passion and death, has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE SESSION BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE SESSION LISM

  • THE FOOT JOB (USA) Drama
    Drama A masseuse gives her client the massage of his life. Producer Matt Huffman will be taking part in our free panel Magic Happens in The Dark: A Filmmakers view of...

  • Freak (Australia) Short Doc
    Culture Looks can be deceiving. A short documentary about Erik Sprague; performer, artist, philosopher and self-confessed ‘freak’. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE  

  • Manny Gets Censored (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Visual Feast A heartbroken young man discovers his life has been rated G by the film classification board. How is he to adjust to this confusing new status while trying to repair...

  • Fresh Cut Grass (Ireland) Animation
    Visual Feast A little dog visits the big city in search of his sister. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE  

  • EAT (Germany) Drama
    Directors Pick, Drama A photo shoot. The model Helen is unnerved. Back in the changing room she makes a surprising discovery. Everything around her is edible – the chair, the TV, the walls…...

  • Four Brothers. Or Three. Wait…..Three (USA) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick Three brothers have to figure out what to do with their newly undead brother before their parents wake up. A touching farce about brotherly love. Director Philip Buiser will be...

  • Lonely Hearts (UK) Dramatic Short
    Drama Lonely serial killer Henrik may have found a kindred spirit. But the course of true crime never did run smooth… BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Splendr (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama At the urging of best friend Dom, 20-something Sebastian finds himself foregoing his usual clubbing routine to pursue a new kind of sexual encounter. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • First Date (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Feelgood Mark wants to change his life, so he starts with an internet dating site. But the woman in red at the café asks him some unexpectedly kinky questions. BUY YOUR...

BCC Session 4 | Saturday 7th 2pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • One Armed Man (USA) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama A wealthy cotton gin exec is confronted by a disgruntled former employee, in Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote’s chilling drama, executive produced by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. BUY YOUR T

  • Take Me To The River (USA) Documentary Feature
    Culture, Directors Pick, Feelgood Revisit the heart and soul of American music, as generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians come together to record a new album. Legends from Stax Records and Memphis...

BCC Session 5 | Saturday 7th 4.30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • The Kinchela Boys (Australia) Short Doc
    Directors Pick, Social Justice A heartrending story exploring the fractured lives of a group of Aboriginal men who were wrenched from their families and placed in a reformatory school near Kempsey. Through a series...

  • Our Pain (Australia) Music Video
    Social Justice Our Pain is a video featuring the music Mark Ferris put to the words of a poem by Ian ‘Crow’ Lowe, about his appalling experience as one of the Aboriginal...

  • Looking After Our Past, Present and Future (Australia) Short Doc
    Environmental, Social Justice Two wise women and a secret site combine to protect cultural and biological diversity against the expansion of coal seam gas mining in the Pilliga forest. BUY YOUR TICKETS

  • Babe in the Reeds: a story of massacres and resilience (Wardell) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Directors Pick, Local, Social Justice A documentary driven by Nyangbul woman Lois Cook about the brutal, largely untold history of what happened to her people on the NSW North Coast. Lois becomes a detective tracking...

  • Message From Mungo (Australia) Documentary Feature
    Social Justice Lake Mungo is an ancient lake bed and one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. The film focuses on the troubled interface between the scientists and the Indigenous communities who...

BCC Session 6 | Saturday 7th 7.30pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • Hero.Traitor.Patriot. (USA) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Social Justice In the summer of 2013 three individuals took great risks to stand up against the full force of the US government and expose corruption. Their actions have sparked international debates...

  • Frackman (Australia) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Environmental, Social Justice Knockabout Aussie bloke Dayne Pratzky moved from Sydney to Tara to build a home on a patch of land in the scrub, only to find himself under siege from the...

BCC Session 7 | Sunday 8th 11am $12 Buy Ticket

  • The Art of Working With Bees (Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Feelgood, Local Scott Trevelyan is an artist and print-maker from the NSW North Coast who collaborates with bees: they give him honey and other more unusual benefits. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Henny’s Opus in B Minor (Canada) Short Doc
    Culture, Feelgood A short biopic telling the humorous and heartfelt story of Henny Nixon’s love of life and classical music as she approaches the end of her third act. BUY YOUR TICKETS...

  • In the Steps of Lawrence (Australia) Short Doc
    Culture In 1968, while on a film-making expedition to the Sepik Highlands in Papua New Guinea, Garry Shead came across an edition of the letters of D.H. Lawrence, the great British...

  • The King Sun: John Olsen, a Portrait at 85 (Australia) Documentary Feature
    Culture In March 2013, John Olsen, Australia’s greatest living artist, embarks on the second largest mural of his career. He is 85 years old. We follow the progress of John Olsen’s...

BCC Session 8 | Sunday 8th 1:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Newborns (India) Short Doc
    Directors Pick, Social Justice, Visual Feast Newborns doesn’t flinch from taking a close-up look at some of the victims of acid attacks in India while applauding their resilience and courage as they go about their daily...

  • Oisima – Everything About Her (Australia) Music Video
    Culture, Visual Feast Two artists explore and externalise their inner struggle using the Japanese dance form Butoh, digital projection, infinity black, moving stage lighting and the natural environment. BUY YOUR TICKETS HE

  • Jalanan (Streetside) (Indonesia) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Feelgood, Social Justice, Visual Feast Dreadlocked Ho, tunnel-dwelling Boni and entrepreneurial Titi are three buskers working the buses and clogged streets of Jakarta, living on their wits and meagre donations, staying one step ahead of..

BBC Session 9 | Sunday 8th 4pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Save That Song (Ewingsdale) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Feelgood, Local John is an unrecognised national treasure who has lived a most extraordinary life, most of it spent in the remotest corners of Australia. He has been a recluse and still,...

  • I Am Emmanuel (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Social Justice, Visual Feast Emmanuel is determined not to let the past define his future. After fleeing war-torn Sudan with his family, he finds that the new life in Australia offers many opportunities, and...

  • Gaia (Australia) Environmental Film
    Directors Pick, Environmental, Visual Feast Through the language of dance, Gaia tells a universal story relevant to all those who share the Earth. BUY TICKETS HERE SESSION 9 SUNDAY 8th SESSION 20 THURSDAY 12th   

  • Tigress Shark (USA) Short Doc
    Directors Pick, Environmental, Visual Feast Hannah Fraser teams up with Emmy Award winning cinematographer and photographer Shawn Heinrichs, to create an awe inspiring environmental message that packs a powerful punch on the big screen. BUY...

  • What the Sea Gives Me (USA) Documentary Feature
    Environmental, Surf A visual epic song of praise to the world’s ocean, and the people whose lives are spent playing in them, living from them and studying their inhabitants. The destinies of...

BCC Session 10 | Sunday 8th 7pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • The Fragments (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Drama, Local A comment on the pitfalls of mobile technology, this short film examines what happens when we hear something we’re not supposed to. In Joel’s case, it’s his wife’s conversations, e

  • Early Checkout (Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Directors Pick, Drama, Local One drongo tries to help another, who thinks he’s accidentally killed a young woman during rough sex. The comedy just gets blacker, the further they dig themselves into a hole....

  • Sunday (NZ, Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Directors Pick, Local An enriching story of modern love and the pressures of too many choices. Eve is about to have a baby to former boyfriend Charlie. He travels from Melbourne to visit...

BCC Session 11 | Monday 9th 12:30pm $10 Buy Ticket

  • Bangalow Bill – Conversations with the Elders (Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Local Local icon Bangalow Bill, born during the Depression and now in his 80s still playing the harmonica and a regular at the Billy Cart Derby, tells his stories of Bangalow...

  • Little Star (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Love, loss and the stars. Abby has one wish…for her dad to find true love and be happy again. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Matka Ziemia (Mother Earth) (Poland) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Visual Feast Maciek wants to satisfy the ambitions of his father and become a butcher. Is there a way out for a lad too sensitive to make an animal suffer? BUY YOUR...

  • Catching Fireflies (USA) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Social Justice, Visual Feast A cardboard house on the streets of a bustling downtown metropolitan city, little 9 year old Latina girl, ISABELLA and her heroine addict mother, SOFIA, strive to survive the woe’s...

  • Into the Void (Macao) Documentary Feature
    Culture, Directors Pick, Visual Feast A docu-drama, in which real-life journo Emily Siu searches for the ghosts thought to dwell hidden in the clouds of incense fume and firecracker smoke of the streets and parks...

BCC Session 12 | Monday 9th 4:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Robyn Francis: Being Part of the Solution (Australia) Short Doc
    Robyn Francis is a gardener who also helps people cultivate their lives. For over 30 years she has taught communities across the world about Permaculture, empowering them with practical ways...

  • Knit One (Australia) Dramatic Short
    A bittersweet comedy telling the story of recently widowed Sadie, whose knitting frenzy can’t fill the space left by Marlon. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Me+Her (USA) Animation
    When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill’s untimely death, Jack goes on a journey to mend his (literally) broken heart. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE “

  • Net Positiva (Chile, USA) Short Doc
    Three friends set out to reuse the discarded fishnets that are responsible for 10% of the oceans’ plastic pollution, in a surprising and inventive way. An industry is created. BUY...

  • Divide In Concord (USA) Documentary Feature
    For three years an elderly woman in historic Concord, Massachusetts has been trying to change the world. In 1775 Concord colonists fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that...

BCC Session 13 | Monday 9th 7:30pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • Chip (Australia) Animation
    Feelgood From the summit of the rock god mountain, through the iconic pop culture milestones of the 70s, there have been two constants: time and Chip Monck. But time waits for...

  • Draussen Ist Wo Du Nicht Bist (We Are Outside Playing in the Garden) (Germany) Experimental
    Directors Pick, Visual Feast The indoor garden© institution is a place where people can apply to go on holidays, seeking some relief from their everyday lives. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Breath (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Drama The story of a man trying to right the wrongs of his past, to be there for his child, where his father was never there for him. Also stars Martin...

  • Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (USA) Documentary Feature
    Culture, Directors Pick Narrated by Robert Redford with an original music score, Dying to Know is an intimate portrait celebrating two very complex, controversial characters in an epic friendship that shaped a generation...

BCC Session 14 | Tuesday 10th 12:30pm $10 Buy Ticket

  • Kat Vintner – Sooner or Later (Germany) Music Video
    Visual Feast A trip through dark landscapes and emotional states to find completeness and answers. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Attack of the Killer Trees (USA) Animation
    The adventures of Louie Lumberjack and his chain-smoking existentialist friend Pierre Beaver. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Where No Vultures Fly (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Drama The tale of a young boy’s fight to rescue his beloved waterhole from the destructive farming practices of his struggling father. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 

  • عقدة (Family Ties) (Lebanon) Dramatic Short
    Drama, Visual Feast Inspired by true events, this short thriller examines Lebanese urban religious myths to explore how parents use fear to discipline their children. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • LIFE:PATENTED (Austria) Drama
    Environmental, Social Justice The wonder of human life, birth and procreation has a very different value in a world ruled by corporations. A journey from egg-cell to human life with a surprising end....

  • Banking Nature (France) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Environmental, Social Justice, Visual Feast This significant documentary explains the spectacular financialisation of environmental conservation. Putting a price on nature seems like a simple idea: If nature had a dollar value, wouldn’t corpo

BCC Session 15 | Tuesday 10th, 4:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Burrow (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Drama Set within the world of the post-90s generation of Chinese youth, Burrow is a dark coming-of-age story about the paralysing nature of self-doubt and the primal responses we have to...

  • Secret Sharer (UK, Poland) Dramatic Feature
    Drama When young sea captain Konrad decides to hide a beautiful fugitive rescued during a storm on the China seas, he sets in train a series of incidents he could never...

BCC Session 16 | Tuesday 10th 7:30pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • The Lost Mariner (Netherlands) Animation
    Visual Feast The Lost Mariner is an animated interpretation of an Oliver Sacks’ case study found in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. It uses photographs to...

  • Le Sel De La Terre (Salt of the Earth) (France) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Environmental, Social Justice, Visual Feast A magnificent, gorgeously-filmed documentary that does justice to the monumental photojournalism of Sebastião Salgado, who for 40 years has travelled the wold, documenting its ever-changing humanity

BCC Session 17 | Wednesday 11th 12:30pm $10 Buy Ticket

  • Washingtonia (Greece) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Visual Feast Washingtonia starts when the giraffes heart can no longer be heard. Washingtonia is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of...

  • Der Ausflug (The Run) (Germany) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama A gripping thriller with superb acting. A teacher succeeds in stopping a school shooting but finds himself side-by-side with the student killer in the getaway car. When the student of...

  • Bis Gleich (Till Then) (Germany) Dramatic Short
    Drama, Feelgood Set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Berlin, Bis Gleich relates the story of two people who share a daily ritual, but have never actually met. Their unspoken connection...

  • Anómalo (Anomalous) (Spain) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Feelgood Three elderly men have fun spying on a woman through binoculars from the covered swimming pool in a sports centre. The glass walls of the pool are both their shield...

  • Mousse (Sweden) Dramatic Short
    What could be easier than robbing a small tobacco shop on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks...

BCC Session 18 | Wednesday 11th 4:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Levél Istenhez (Letter to God) (Hungary) Dramatic Short
    Drama Aladár lives in deep poverty with his wife and children on a farm far from the village. The driest summer of their lives endangers everything he has built for his...

  • Drevo (The Tree) (Slovenia) Dramatic Feature
    Drama One story, three angles. In three chapters and with striking imagery, a unique and original plot is intimately told through the eyes of two brothers and their mother Milena as...

BCC Session 19 | Wednesday 11th 7:30pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • Coral (Samoa) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Visual Feast Pio is a young Samoan fisherman and father of two, who is dropped off by his friend near the entry to a lagoon where fishing is forbidden. In the darkness...

  • A Mile in These Hooves (Canada, USA) Drama
    Directors Pick, Drama, Feelgood, Visual Feast Foster brothers, Tom and Mark set out on a mission to break the world record for the longest journey in a two-person costume. They will travel by foot from Toronto...

  • Learning to Float (USA) Surf Films
    Directors Pick, Feelgood, Surf At the age of 12, Giovanni Douresseau a hugely overweight African-American from the mean streets of LA, fell in love with the feeling of riding a wave. Ten years later...

  • 1970 Something (Brazil) Surf Films
    Feelgood, Social Justice, Surf A revival of the surfing and beach culture in Brazil during the 1970s, as seen from the perspective of the present generation. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 

BCC Session 20 | Thursday 12th 12:30pm $10 Buy Ticket

  • Black Ice (Netherlands) Documentary Feature
    Environmental, Social Justice, Visual Feast Complete with never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes access, Black Ice tells the story of the crew of the Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise and its chilling encounters with Russian special forces

  • Soul in the Sea (New Zealand) Documentary Feature
    Environmental, Feelgood The greatest friendships can come out of the blue… Soul in the Sea is the moving true story of one woman’s quest to befriend and protect Moko, a wayward, extroverted...

  • Gaia (Australia) Environmental Film
    Directors Pick, Environmental, Visual Feast Through the language of dance, Gaia tells a universal story relevant to all those who share the Earth. BUY TICKETS HERE SESSION 9 SUNDAY 8th SESSION 20 THURSDAY 12th   

BCC Session 21 | Thursday 12th 4:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Ignition (Mullumbimby, Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Drama, Local The comedy kicks in from the get-go as Jake’s beloved Kombi gets stolen in the middle of a 70s Brisbane night. Dressed only in his white undies, Jake and his...

  • Grass Roots (Australia) Surf
    Action, Social Justice, Surf A look at the positive ripple effects that surf tourism has had on a host community in PNG. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Nothing Too Serious (Nothing Too Serious) Surf Film
    Action, Surf Dean ‘Dingo’ Morrison, one of the world’s best tube riders, goes searching for monster pits in Hawaii and closer to home. At Jaws, Dingo surfs till he literally gets knocked...

  • Journey On (Australia) Documentary Short Doc
    Action, Surf In 1992, Shane Herring won the Coke Classic but then his career went horribly off the rails. In this candid and confronting documentary, Herring and his closest associates reflect on...

  • A Surfer’s Legacy (India, Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Culture, Social Justice, Surf An Indian girl born into child slavery with one arm, one leg and a dream finds her life is changed forever when surfer and physician Pete Farrand and a team...

  • Oney Anwar – Chasing the Dream (UK) Surf Film
    Action, Surf An inspiring story of Oney Anwar and his relentless pursuit to become Indonesia’s most respected surfer. Follow the Indonesian pro-surfer on his epic journey from a remote jungle village to...

BBC Session 22 | Thursday 12th 7:30pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • Loonaloop – Time to Fly (Ocean Shores, Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Local A beautiful young circus girl experiences the gravity of love. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Sue Whiteman – The Gift of Dance…ability (Clunes, Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Local Showcasing the life of Sue Whiteman, an “integrated dance teacher” and the joy her work creates. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE  

  • Suburban King/Top-girl (India) Music Video
    Action, Directors Pick, Feelgood A spellbinding experience, this music video depicts the life of three people from a famous Dahi-handi group as they prepare for the annual curd festival. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: BYRON...

  • The Flight Fantastic (USA) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Feelgood, Visual Feast Marvel at the aerial acrobatics and heart-stopping vintage footage of the Flying Gaonas, one of the greatest family trapeze acts in the history of the circus. Full of the passion...

BCC Session 23 | Friday 13th 12:30pm $10 Buy Ticket

  • Linda’s List (NZ) Dramatic Short
    Drama The school bully is all grown up, and now she’s sorry. A black comedy about imperfection of body and soul. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Anómalo (Anomalous) (Spain) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Feelgood Three elderly men have fun spying on a woman through binoculars from the covered swimming pool in a sports centre. The glass walls of the pool are both their shield...

  • Gli Zii (The Uncles) (UK) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Feelgood, Visual Feast Two dysfunctional Italian brothers have their lives transformed when their baby niece is abandoned on their doorstep. They’re given only one instruction by their disgraced sister: preserve the g

  • Crna Zorica (Loveless Zorista) (Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Serbia/ Montenegro) Dramatic Feature
    Directors Pick, Feelgood, Visual Feast Every man who falls in love with Zoritsa dies in strange way. Outraged villagers in her highly superstitious Serbian village have already dubbed her the “kiss of death”—but there might...

BCC Session 24 | Friday 13th 4:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Crying Earth Rise Up (USA)
    Environmental, Social Justice Debra White Plume’s drinking water tests high for radiation and Elisha Yellow Thunders first daughter fights kidney failure: the scene is set for their epic fight to halt uranium mining...

  • Where God Likes To Be (USA) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Environmental, Social Justice, Visual Feast A portrait of what it means to be Native American today – taking a personal, cinematic and lyrical journey into the heart of the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana, USA....

BCC Session 25 | Friday 13th 7:30pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • Pocket Money (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Drama Two schoolboys are wandering home from school when a shooting occurs and they are confronted with the gunman. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Night Shift (UK) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama Lenny and Chris head to a mysterious manor house for “an easy kidnap in the country”. But they haven’t reckoned on just who their victim is. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE...

  • Cut Snake (Australia) Feature Film
    Directors Pick, Drama A gripping and at times brutal crime thriller with a surprising and satisfying undercurrent of masculine emotion, Cut Snake is a nail-biting tour de force from inordinately talented director Tony...

BCC Session 26 | Saturday 14th, 10:30am $10 Buy Ticket

  • Past Imperfect (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick Helena’s mother is in an aged care facility, suffering from the catatonic effects of an unnamed condition. Helena visits her regularly, bringing in photos and mementos, and reading books in...

  • Outlier (Germany) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama Cancer patient and successful novelist Lilith Winterbottom (Jean Marsh) is an outlier – statistically she should be dead by now. But the cynical misanthrope seems to scare even death away...

  • The Best Driver in the County (USA) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Feelgood A delicate game of cat and mouse based on Jack Richie’s 1940’s short story. While tending his garden one morning, Joe’s tranquillity is shattered by two escaped cons looking to...

  • The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3/4 (Australia) Animation
    Visual Feast His name is Desmondo Ray. He enjoys peeing in the rain, altering offensive graffiti, and listening to sad music while having happy thoughts. This is his video dating tape. BUY...

  • Aspie Seeks Love (USA) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Feelgood Julie Sokolow’s empathetic portrait of a fearless outsider who has been searching for love longer than many of us have been alive will make you laugh, and cry. For 20...

BCC Session 27 | Saturday 14th, 1pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of it) (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Short War is told differently through the eyes of a soldier. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Lay Down Your Guns (Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Feelgood, Visual Feast North Coast muso Dan Hannaford plays an ornery gunslinger who meets his match in the music video of his country song of the same name. Funny, off-beat and with a...

  • Un Seul Corps (A Single Body) (Australia, France, Greece) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama Best friends and skilled abattoir workers David and Wani are saving to open their own butchery, but before they can realise their dream the arrival of a new worker will...

  • Work Mate (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Visual Feast When an introverted office worker is invited by a new colleague with vision impairment to go cycling, he tries desperately to find a way out of it. From BBFF’s Young...

  • A Fighting Season (USA) Dramatic Feature
    Directors Pick, Drama, Social Justice A film that will challenge the preconceptions of all right-thinking festival folk, about the pressures faced by a pair of US army recruiters whose own careers are on the line....

BCC Session 28 | Saturday 14th, 3:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Did I Tell You ‘Bout Jasper? (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Directors Pick A satirical musical film that tells the story of a dinner party where etiquette is challenged and competition is the main course. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Detention (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Directors Pick Does the punishment always fit the crime? BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Brodie Stanton – A Film Portrait (Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Action, Local A finely judged little gem by high school student Jayden Morrison about his mate, Australian Muay Thai Champion Brodie Stanton, and his passion for the ring, and determination and fight...

  • Off Track (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Directors Pick When Grace’s father abandons all parental responsibilities and her mother becomes terminally ill, Grace is left with only her love of running, and her coach, for support, with all the...

  • A New You (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Directors Pick Loveable romantic comedy that questions loyalty and matters of the heart when wingman Jay falls for the girl he is trying to pick up for his introverted friend. BUY YOUR...

  • Freight Train (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Directors Pick, Visual Feast A flowing trail of time and memory that reflects on the fleeting, ineffable moments in our lives. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE FREIGHT TRAIN TRAILER from Alex Wu on Vimeo.

  • The Flight of the Buffalo (Australia) Documentary Short
    Directors Pick, Visual Feast A filmmaker confronts unspoken family struggles in light of his father’s departure for a tour of duty with the Australian Chinook Squadron. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE The Flight of the...

  • The Summer of ABC Burns (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Directors Pick Gem realises there’s a lot she doesn’t know about her cruel ‘best friend’ Drew, and learns what must be sacrificed in order to survive in the treacherous world of her...

  • I Remember the Future (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Directors Pick, Visual Feast Is it the final days of his reality or the start to his dreams? When Abe discovers that he will fall victim to an irreversible illness, he’s forced to make...

BCC Session 29 | Saturday 14th, 6:30pm A film festival means stars, talent, glamour and parties, and BBFF is no different. Tonight we celebrate the end of another mind-expanding festival and raise our glasses to the men and women who delight us with their work, and to you, the audiences who gather to ensure that the magic of cinema can come to pass. Join us for a drink, a canape, and a reflection on your personal highlights of BBFF 2015. $65 Buy Ticket

  • Zen & The Art of Dying (USA) Documentary Feature
    Directors Pick, Local Broderick Fox (The Skin I’m in) met Byron Shire’s Zenith Virago at BBFF in 2012, which led to a natural collaboration between them. The result is this compelling documentary that...

BCC Session 30 | Sunday 15th, 11am $10 Buy Ticket

  • Missy Higgins-Shark Fin Blues (Australia) Music Video
    Visual Feast Missy Higgins offers up an interpretation of The Drones’ Shark Fin Soup. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Showfolk (USA) Short Doc
    Directors Pick, Feelgood For seven Hollywood golden era veterans with a combined age of 662, the show goes on. A Vaudeville comedian still working at 100, a stunning siren who dated Ronald Reagan...

  • Bereave (USA) Dramatic Feature
    Directors Pick, Drama An intelligent and probing romance-drama featuring a pair of veteran stars of the screen. Malcolm McDowell plays Garvey, a man facing mortality but unable to share it with his wife...

BCC Session 31 | Sunday 15th, 2pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Brodie Stanton – A Film Portrait (Australia) Byron Bay Filmmaker
    Action, Local A finely judged little gem by high school student Jayden Morrison about his mate, Australian Muay Thai Champion Brodie Stanton, and his passion for the ring, and determination and fight...

  • The Moped Diaries (USA) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come with it. Love of...

  • Out of Nothing (USA) Documentary Feature
    Action, Directors Pick, Feelgood From the Pacific Northwest to Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, this is the inspiring true story of four tenacious men who risk everything to conquer the records of motorcycle land speed...

BCC Session 32 | Sunday 15th, 4:30pm $12 Buy Ticket

  • Smithston (Australia) Dramatic Short
    Drama, Short An horrific schoolroom accident involving Mr Jones’ son, sparks a most unusual case of post-traumatic stress disorder. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Melt (Tyagarah, Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Drama, Local Melt’ follows the story of Lena, a disillusioned teenager struggling to find balance in her life and growing weary of her unconventional upbringing. It is a meditation on the relationships...

  • Thunderlust (and the Middle Beast) (Australia) Dramatic Feature
    Directors Pick, Feelgood Cock-rock never died, it was just sleeping until hip-thrusting glam metal band Thunderlust apply the kiss of life – or try to, with hilarious results. These long-haired, strutting egomaniacs with...

BCC Session 33 | BCC Sunday 15th, 7:30pm $15 Buy Ticket

  • Lapse of Reason (Byron Bay, Ausralia) Short Doc
    Visual Feast A non-narrative time-lapse documentary showing the fragility and vulnerability of the Australian environment and how consumerism is taking its toll. BUY TICKETS HERE

  • Onemoretime (Spain) Animation
    Visual Feast An autobiographical filmmakers’ story. Anybody involved in creativity will relate to it. BUY TICKETS HERE

  • The Characteristics of C-Minor (NZ) Short Doc
    Directors Pick, Visual Feast Part biopic, part music video, part tribute to Gothic beauty, The Characteristics of C-Minor bears witness to the emotional armour of a scarred man, and to the exquisite growl that...

  • To Be A Poet (Australia) Young Australian Filmmaker
    Social Justice Abraham Nouk came to Australia as a Sudanese refugee; he was unable to read, write or speak a word of English. Now he is an award-winning spoken word artist and...

  • Washingtonia (Greece) Dramatic Short
    Directors Pick, Drama, Visual Feast Washingtonia starts when the giraffes heart can no longer be heard. Washingtonia is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of...

  • Cabras Where Fables Are Born (Italy) Documentary Feature
    Culture, Directors Pick, Visual Feast The rugged beauty and creative spirit of the people of Sardinia are revealed in this extraordinary documentary, in which music is coaxed from limestone and the sound of the stars...