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Jam-packed program keeps bringing the joy

Following a dazzling start to the festival at the weekend, the second half begins today, providing countless reasons to be cheerful. Not least is the re-appearance in Byron of multi-talented Joel Jackson to introduce one of this year’s most uplifting films.

A feast for the body and the soul

Documentaries from Cuba and Jamaica will sharpen audiences’ appetite for life at the 2019 Byron bay Film Festival.

Women destroy the joint in diverse BBFF dramas

Ukraine has been in the headlines more than usual lately, in a situation that would challenge even the satirical skills of its comic actor-turned-president Volodymyr Zeleniskiy, in dialogue with some other real-life clown. But there’s nothing funny about the ugly war that has been simmering in the east of the country since the height of the violence in 2014–15, and which provides the backdrop for a surprisingly gentle romance – Julia Blue – screening at this year’s festival.

Beautiful films that inspire us to nurture nature

This year, four compelling documentaries deal with eco-concerns in corners of the world that aren’t seen much in the news, where Mother Nature is on the run: Macedonia, Kenya, British Columbia and Baja California.

Locals enriched by exploration of wide, wild world

As much as possible, Northern Rivers filmmakers are included in the BBFF programme, invited to talk about their work, share screenings with their friends and family, and welcomed to the rich and fertile networking events that occur over the 10 days.

Weaving, Leunig among the stars on screen at BBFF

Digby Hildreth With just four weeks to go until the Byron Bay Film Festival’s Red Carpet Gala Opening, excitement is mounting over the stunning selection...

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