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Meet The Filmmaker – Jarryd O’keefe // Strongfala Kalja

Meet the Film Maker Interview Strongfala Kalja – Jarryd O’Keefe ” I’ve personally never had a more rewarding experience as a film maker…” Meet Jarryd O’Keefe, Director of the incredible short documentary Strongfala Kalja, which follows Kalories Robert, a Warrior Chief of Santo, Sanma, Vanuatu and his preparations for an ancestral war dance ceremony that

Sharkwater – Extinction BBFF’s Closing Gala Film

Early Bird Tickets to BBFF’s Gala Opening Night and Closing Parties – as well as Flexi-Passes are available now at www.tix.bbff.com.au Our Opening Night Film will be announced next week BBFF2018’s Closing Gala feature is a memorial to remarkable conservationist Sharkwater: Extinction has been announced as the film at the centrepiece of the Closing Gala

BBFF Showcase at Cannes Film Festival

For the second year running the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF), will be presenting a Virtual Reality (VR) session entitled Australian Immersion at the Cannes Film Festival.  The session is part of Next, the innovation hub of the Cannes festival’s Marché du Film, one of the largest film markets in the world.  A combination of live action, animation, documentary and dance, the works make

BBFF2017 Winners

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

Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Competition Winners

Local Byron Shire screenwriter and filmmaker, Clare Sladden, has won the inaugural 2017 Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Contest for her screenplay Broken Head. Contest Director, Pim Hendrix, presented the US$2500 first prize and Final Draft Screenwriting software package to the writer at the festival’s final night gala at the Byron Community Centre on October