BBFF was proud to partner with the Gold Coast Film Festival in presenting a weekend of world-class Virtual Reality Experiences at HOTA as part of the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival over the last weekend of April. Every session was sold out – and a great time was had by all!
We are delighted to announce the award winners of the festival: BEST FILM AWARD One Less God Director: Lliam Worthington BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE Jungle Director: Greg McLean Honourable Mention: An American in Texas Director: Anthony Pedone BEST SURF FILM Heavy Water Director: Michael Oblowitz BEST ANIMATION Loving Vincent Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
Film preview: Fade to Black CEO’s battle for a dignified death The fight for voluntary euthanasia in Australia has been a long and laborious matter: effecting change was even beyond the best efforts of a resourceful and dynamic corporate executive, who died frustrated. His story is told in the feature documentary Fade to Black, screening
FILM PREVIEW: CITY OF JOY by Jenny Bird The beating heart of this film lies with a young woman called Jane who lives near the Rwandan border in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is a country that has been described as the worst place in the world to be a
Filmmaker Interview: Phil Borges CRAZYWISE By Tyson Yates What better place than Byron Bay to premier CRAZYWISE, an organic exploration into how we in the West frame mental health in comparison to indigenous cultures around the world? Co-director and renown human rights photographer Phil Borges tells BBFF 2017 how a simple project on meditation grew
‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll tap your feet,’ Digby Hildreth explores some of the incredible films on offer at this year’s dazzling and diverse festival. THAT’S NOT ME Polly has a problem: she’s an actor with big aspirations, but it’s her identical twin Amy who is scoring all the good roles and screen time
It’s out and we’re proud to announce that the documentary The Freedom to Marry has been selected as the Opening Night film at BBFF 2017. The ultra-topical documentary traces the battle for equality by North America’s LGBTQI community, from the early days of Stonewall through to the Supreme Court decision just two years ago.
It’s time to answer the siren call of Byron Bay – to its beautiful beaches and bush, and to the rich cultural feast that is the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF). Now in its 11th year, BBFF spans across ten days in six venues, featuring over 175 independent films, and attracting filmmakers and film-lovers
As part of its massive ten day program this October, Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) proudly presents its second Virtual Reality (VR) Workshop Program: NCUBE8. After a successful, highly popular launch in 2016, NCUBE8 returns in 2017 to educate, inspire, and illuminate creatives with the mind-blowing world of virtual reality and other technologies, and the
As part of the Convergence 004 emerging technology event series the Convergence 004 Film Festival (CFF) combines CinematicVR with big screen entertainment. The festival has been developed in conjunction with the Internationally renowned Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) and takes place in the heart of the Sydney CBD at the premium Event Cinemas complex on George Street (aka