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Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) director, J’aimee Skippon-Volke (left) and filmmaker Andy Walker take a virtual reality check before this week’s big event. Photo Jeff ‘reality is just virtual’ Dawson

Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) director, J’aimee Skippon-Volke, is having a little difficulty distinguishing between reality and virtual reality these days.

After weeks of sifting through movies and some of the world’s most cutting-edge virtual reality and immersion technology, the appearance of Bunny Racket (aka Andy Walker) in her office had her questioning her reality.

Bunny Racket’s hilarious A Chicken Is Not A Fruit is one of 23 local films to screen at this year’s BBFF.

The festival will also include Ncube8 and some of the best virtual reality experiences you’ll see anywhere.

Opening night at the Byron Community Centre is this Friday and other screenings are at the Community Centre, Pighouse Flicks, Brunswick Picture House and Murwillumbah’s Regent Cinema.


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