Featuring an array of invitation-only networking events, stellar workshops and panels featuring industry professionals, and complimentary hotel accommodations for a select group of international filmmakers, BBFF is an exciting place to relax with new-found friends and to engage with eager film audiences. The festival benefits greatly from the full support of its community and now screens more than 200 films across five venues. The Full Moon Beachside Screening, which attracts more than 2,000 attendees and several special guests, is an annual highlight.
BBFF recognizes the bright future of big-screen storytelling by bestowing its Young Australian Filmmaker Award on an Australian filmmaker (aged 25 or younger) who has created an astonishing short film. Other competitive categories include Surf Films, Environmental Films, Music Videos, Animations, and Documentaries. In essence, BBFF films reflects the values, diversity, and excitement of its host community -- an unforgettable place to visit.
September 26, 2013 - Regular Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Byron Bay International Film Festival screens a diverse program of films of all lengths and genres, many of which reflect the interests and values of Byron Bay's unique local community.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Much like Byron Bay itself, BBFF champions a broad spectrum of social and environmental issues, including human rights, diversity and multiculturalism, creativity, indigenous cultures, spirituality, healing, global health, conscious thinking and positive living, music, humor -- and, of course, surfing.
If any or all of these thrilling and community-oriented themes speak to you, submit your work today, and join the festivities in Byron Bay this February!