Following Byron Bay International Film Festival’s successful wrap party on Sunday night, organisers have announced that Australian psychological thriller One Less God has received the festival’s top honour, winning the award for Best Film.
The story behind the Bentley Blockade, which effectively chased the coal-seam gas industry out of the northern rivers, will be the centrepiece film at the upcoming Byron Bay Film Festival's 10th closing gala on October 22 .
Internationally acclaimed actor and Byron Shire resident Chris Hemsworth, together with two of his renowned Thor co-stars, has thrown his weight behind the Byron Bay International Film Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 doors of perception in his head on at least 300 occasions, many of them in the company of fellow Harvard academic Richard Alpert.
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.
A panel of northern rivers creatives, including Byron Bay International Film Festival director Jaimee Skippon-Volke and head of Arts Northern Rivers Peter Wood, spoke on a panel last week at Australia’s largest festival, Vivid Sydney.
The eighth Byron Bay International Film Festival officially closed with a gala party on Saturday night after ten days of inspiring cinema, awards, more parties and fascinating panel discussions.
Northern rivers director Cathy Henkel's eighth film, Rise of the Eco Warriors, is set to have its world premiere at the gala closing night party of the 2014 Byron Bay Film Festival on Saturday.
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia played to an enraptured audience at Session 9 of the 2014 Byron Bay Film Festival on Sunday night. Matthew Cusack spoke to director Nicholas Wrathall.
As the world waits in hope for a new dawn on climate change, 2 Degrees reveals the chaotic failure of the UN negotiations in Copenhagen.
Video documentary Sharon Shostak Some of the glitterati of previous years may have been missing owing to the weather at Sydney Airport but there were plenty of quality filmmakers, eager holidaymakers and film loving locals to launch this year’s Byron... Read More →