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Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the mind, and celebrate the curious through the majesty of curated films.

To kick-start the event the festival is showcasing the world premiere of Remix Experiment on Friday – the debut feature film by local maestro Benjamin Walsh.

Saturday is all about Leigh; the portrait of an artist who has used his experiences of abuse, destruction and loss to craft a life of connection and meaning through the art of carving with a chainsaw.

On Wednesday 7 December the program is a healthy dose of risqué films – all about sex! Conversations continue with a Tantric class during the intermission.

Friday 9 December will be full of quirk/ comedy films, and is underpinned by BUFF’s trademark stand-up comedians throughout the night.

The brilliance of arthouse will be shown under the stars on Saturday 10 December at the last bohemian stronghold in Byron Bay.

Sunday 11 December screenings take place in three sessions at the Brunswick Picture House, where this year’s award nominees are shown during our Best of BUFF screening.

Godfather of Changa/DMT, Julian Palmer, showcases Contemplations, a doco that delves into the realm of psychedelics and consciousness. A Q&A panel with the director will follow the film.

To cap off the festival, Benjamin Walsh returns to perform a spectacular live musical rendition that will accompany his Remix Experiment. It’s bound to blow the top off the Picture House.

Byron Bay Underground Film Festival, 1–11 December: www.thebuff.com.au.

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