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Byron Bay International Film Festival

Byron Bay International Film Festival is an international festival  in Australia featuring films from all genres and of all lengths. Strong local content coupled with diverse international entries makes for an interesting colorful festival.

BBFF is passionate about supporting independent filmmakers in all stages of their careers and we believe in creating positive opportunities wherever possible - showcasing the amazing works of talented creatives to an open, intelligent audience as well as some well connected, highly respected Judges. Our judging panels have included representatives from Australia’s top distribution companies including Lionsgate, Dendy Films, Paramount Pictures, the ABC, World Movies Channel, Rialto Distribution, Accent Film, Palace Films and many more.  All films entered will automatically be considered for nomination in any award categories that the film might qualify for during the selection process. Our awards include but are not limited to Best Film, Documentary, Short Film, Drama, Cinematography, Surf Film, Animation, Experimental Film, Environmental Film, Music Video, Best Young Australian Filmmaker (open to Australian Director’s and Producer’s under 25.) & an award for the Best Local Film.

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The Byron Bay International Film Festival is open to films of all lengths and all genres.


VIDEO Interview with George Pullar Lead cast Rock Moon for Monday BIFF 2020 Closing Film

Set in Sydney, 1999, after an unlikely encounter at a train station, Monday, a young terminally ill girl with an incurable virus befriends a fugitive teenage boy and they travel to visit a ‘moon rock’ that Monday believes will heal her. This is a high stakes road movie with Monday transforms a journey of survival to an adventure of growing and discovery meeting a bunch of quirky characters on the way. A stylish, beautiful, heart-felt tale of a young girl on an adventure of a lifet...

VIDEO Interview: J'aimee Skippon-Volke on the challenges of running a festival during COVID

Photo and video by Christopher Labanne J'aimee Skippon-Volke, Director of the Byron Bay International Film Festival   ...

Pim Hendrix announces the Screenplay Contest Winners in Byron Bay Fest

Pim Hendrix : BBIFF SCREENPLAY CONTEST DIRECTOR announced the three winners of the script competition: 3rd place:Happy Alone  by Lloyd Seddon 2nd place: Mescalero by Anderson Boyd 1st place: Storms of Tobruk by Christopher J. Morrison The pandemic may have brought the economies of many countries to their knees, but if the winning entries in this year’s Byron Bay Film Festival Screenplay Contest are any guide, it did nothing to dampen the creativity and br...

VIDEO Interview with the producer of the Byron Bay Fest opening film The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra

Ivan O’Mahoney (producer) presents « The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra » to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company. He sat down with Christophetr Labanne in Byron Bay to chat about his latest feature doc.   Nel Michin and Wayne Blair Directors, take us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, and recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers...

VIDEO: Thea Mcleod Interview from Byron Bay Festival 2019

Thea McLeod is a casting director and actress, known for Neighbours (1985), Pawno (2015) and Summer Coda (2010)     ...

VIDEO Interview: Thea Mcleod @ Byron Bay Festival 2019

Thea McLeod is a casting director and actress, known for Neighbours (1985), Pawno (2015) and Summer Coda (2010)     ...             ...

VIDEO Interview: J'aimee Skippon-Volke on Byron Bay Film Festival 2019

"Dream With Your Eyes Open" BBFF2019 will run from October 18 to 27 2019. Festival founder and director J aimee Skippon-Volke speaks to offering some highlights of the program. Camera Alex Bartlett     ...

Entries are now being called for the 13th Byron Bay Film Festival!

Be a part of one of Australia’s Favourite Film Events Enter your film for a chance to be selected to be showcased amongst worldwide film talent across 10 days of screenings at the BBFF2019. Held in the stunning location of laidback Byron Bay, BBFF draws both local and international Filmmakers and Audiences, cultivating a dynamic and energetic atmosphere to provide a unique experience for filmmakers and film-lovers alike. “The best Film Festival in the world!” – Chris ...


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About Byron Bay International Film Festival

Byron Bay Film Festival is an international festival featuring films from all genres and of all lengths. Strong local content coupled with diverse international entries makes for an interesting colorful festival.

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