The full online programme is live and our free 48 page programme is out in this week’s issue of the Echo with full details of all the films and events happening at BBFF2013. BBFF 2013 will feature approximately 220+ films from around the world almost all of which have never been seen in Byron before.
Opening and Closing Gala Party Tickets are on sale now with the full programme to be announced shortly.
Tickets must be bought from the venue where the session you want to see is screening. Links to buy tickets to sessions will be included with the session information on our programme page. We encourage you to book ahead if you really don’t want to miss your chosen films.
MAIN VENUE – Byron Bay
Completed in late 2002, the Byron Community Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Byron Bay. A multi-purpose facility, the Centre hosts a great variety of activities including performing arts events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, receptions and functions. It also accommodates the Bay FM Community Radio, Interrelate (Counselling Services), Liberation Larder, Planet Corroboree (an Aboriginal art and craft shop) and Fundamentals (a natural health store).
The Centre is owned and managed by the Byron Bay Community Association, a not-for-profit incorporated Association. It is almost entirely self-funded. The Centre plays a major community development function in the Byron shire. Over 20 years it has established many community services, helping create over 50 jobs and bringing in over $10 million to the local community.
Satellite Venue – The Regent, Murwillumbah
Introducing the beautiful art deco The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah. Once again, Murwillumbah will join forces with the BBFF. The Regent is an independent and family-owned single-screen cinema that has recently made the great leap to install a state-of-the-art digital system and a brand new sound system. It specialises in fundraising and specialty screenings and is renowned for its beanbags at the front of the cinema! The Regent will screen both school sessions as well as five main features. Enjoy a coffee on the balcony before you join us for a film at 5 Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah.
For all session times, www.cinemaregent.com or call 02 6672 8265.
Satellite Venue – Pighouse Flicks, Byron Bay
Since 1995 the Pighouse Flicks has been providing the Byron Shire with a venue for international, blockbuster and arthouse films, film festivals, private events and probably lots more stuff we dont even know about!!!. In April 2011 the cinema underwent a complete renovation of the audio visual display equipment and the theatre interior.
The cinema is located in the Buddha Bar and Brewery /Nomads backpackers complex at the Old Piggery in Skinner’s Shoot Road Byron Bay. Pighouse Flicks invite you to experience a fresh take on an iconic piece of Byron history.
The Star Court Theatre
Opened with great fanfare in 1921, the Star Court Theatre was, and still is, Lismore’s hub for avant-garde culture whether film, theatre or music. Step off Molesworth Street and into the eclectic world of the Star Court Arcade, be delighted by its curiosity shops and discover the Star Court Box Office Store and its heady mix of cultural fare. Take the stairs that lead up to Lismore’s historic Star Court Theatre and walk the red carpet of the Salon Verdi. This intimate burlesque-like bar is a cosy lounge where the history of the Star Court adorns the walls.
And also- FREE Full Moon Cinema in Byron Bay
This is definitely how films should be seen. On the grass of main beach, with full moon above, the sound of the ocean and the rhythm of the waves lapping on Australia’s most easterly point. Grab your picnic rug and share a night of salty films and genuinely good vibes with your friends and family. If the weather gods don’t behave, we’ll try the following night – or if the rain’s set in – the following full moon.
Located directly adjacent to the Byron Surf Club
Films start at 7.30pm
Note: Under 15s must be accompanied by their parent or adult guardian.
Arrival at 6:30pm to ensure yourself a good spot for when the sun disappears and dims ‘the house lights’.