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Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

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Through the lens of young local filmmakers

Three young Mullumbimby filmmakers have been shortlisted for the Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 2020 Byron Bay Film Festival.

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...

A roundup of cultural events in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week starting September 27th

Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk Brunswick Heads | Free No matter how much of a sceptic you are, it’s without a doubt that the planet is in...

Aussie movie wins BBIFF Best Film award

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.

Bentley a victory but the war continues: filmmaker

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 .

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.