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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Other News

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015

Magic Happens In The Dark
Magic Happens In The Dark

In 2015, the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) celebrates its ninth year over 10 glorious days across 5 venues from Friday 6 March to Sunday 15 March. Now Australia’s largest regional film festival, AACTA Awards accredited BBFF is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films.

It’s a festival that fuses artistry, education and innovation, enhancing our worldview and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of film. In 2014 BBFF provided attendees with the opportunity to see 145 brilliant films never before aired on our shores and screened over 220 films from 36 countries with a program comprised of feature films, documentaries, animation and short films that support and celebrate local and international cinema.

Byron Bay Film Festival News and Articles

Fracking documentary sells out as film festival gets ready to roll

The red carpet is ready to be rolled out for tonight’s Opening Night Gala for the 9th Byron Bay Film Festival, which along with the documentary Frackman has already sold out. Celebrities and filmmakers are rolling into Byron Bay.

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Byron Bay Film Festival: The film world comes to you!

The Byron Bay Film Festival’s international reach and reputation is growing every year, and along with it the extensive list of the world’s filmmakers joining us to share their stories and their artistic and industry insights.

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BBFF workshops and panels

At the Byron Bay Film Festival filmmakers share their individual insights into familiar and unfamiliar worlds, tell local and global stories and expand and challenge perceptions through this array of stimulating workshops, panels and networking events. Visit our website for full details.

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Magic Happens in the Dark

The 2015 Byron Bay Film Festival promises to be a magical experience which you are invited to share – a celebration of cinema alongside hundreds of other film-lovers and filmmakers from home and around the world.

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Talking Film with J’aimee Skippon-Volke

The Byron Bay Film Festival is Australia’s largest regional film festival. Now in its ninth year, Festival director J’aimee Skippon-Volke speaks with The Echo about what’s in store when the event hits our screens over 6–15 March.

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Film captures acid messiah’s life and final trip

Digby Hildreth Timothy Leary’s advocacy of LSD and other psychotropic substances led to his being labelled ‘the most dangerous man in America’ by Richard Nixon. A visionary and revolutionary of his times, by 1966 he had used chemicals to open the...

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Love lights up the festival screen, makes magic happen

Love. You may believe, a la John Lennon, that it’s all you need. Or, you may think that a wad of cash comes in handy now and again too. We need both, but it’s love that looms largest in popular culture, not least in the week around Valentines Day.

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Region’s talent shines at 9th Byron Bay Film Festival

Local actors, writers and directors will be among some of the brightest stars on the Byron Bay International Film Festival horizon this year – its ninth and most ambitious incarnation to date.

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Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...