In two weeks time, the Northern Rivers’ biggest movie festival event will unfold in cinemas screening a massive 125 feature-length and short films.
The 13th Byron Bay International Film Festival Australia’s independent showcase for cutting-edge films, documentaries and VR experiences has announced its official programme selection for 2019 to screen across 10 days in a diverse set of venues in Byron Shire and the Tweed.
Highlights of the event include screenings of The Cave, a dramatised account of the rescue of the football team trapped underground in Thailand last year; Around The World, a documentary following Freestyle Footballers from all corners of the world; Gloomy Eyes a VR film narrated by Collin Farrell; In My Blood It Runs, an up-close study of a gifted, questioning10 year old Aboriginal boy, Dujuan Hoosan; A Son of Man – Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language film, featuring the real life characters, unscripted and shot purely by drone in the Amazon jungle; Honeyland, the most awarded film in Sundance; Out Deh – The Youth of Jamaica portrays the daily struggles of three young Jamaicans searching for a way to create bright futures for themselves; Live Baby Live sees iconic band INXS’s legendary 1991 Wembley Stadium tour restored
The festival will feature 22 documentaries, 17 dramatic features, 20 music videos, 78 shorts, 10 films by young Australian filmmakers and a mind-blowing range of over 15 Virtual Reality experiences were chosen from more than 1000 films submitted from all over the world.
The 13th Byron Bay Film Festival runs from October 18-27 at the Palace Cinema, the Byron Community Centre, Pighouse Flicks and venues in Brunswick Heads and Murwillumbah. Further details about films are available at bbff.com.au or on the BBFF Facebook page.