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SHORT FILMS

YOUNG AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKERS Each year over 100 budding Australia filmmakers under the age of 25 vie for BBFF’s long-standing Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year Award. This session, the films of our top 10 finalists provides insight our film industry’s future. As young people take to the streets to protest against the destruction of the planet, so young filmmakers tackle some of the key issues of the day – the trauma of colonialism, domestic violence, slut shaming. In doing so they demonstrate a flair for economical story-telling and imaginative use of the medium. They make the future of Australian filmmaking look bright.

CIDE

SHIP OUT

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

Australia | 4 min | Dir: David Szasz | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year | 2018 | Byron premiere

Australia | 7 min | Dir: Luca Blades | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year | 2018 | Byron premiere

After suffering many struggles as a couple, a middle-aged couple have one final argument before Lee decides to take action and pull the trigger.

After a year of suffering, single mother Valeria decides to take action against her brother Stefan, a burden on her family.

BACKING UP BILITIS

HOME SAFE

APPETITE

BROOKSIDE

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

Australia | 12 min | Dir: Abbie Pobjoy | Prod: William Dabinet | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year, Dramatic Short Films | 2019 | NSW premiere

Australia | 7 min | Dir: Julia Dawson | Prod: Tess Emmerson, Anna Charalambous | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year | 2019 | World premiere

Australia | 11 min | Dir: Claudia Bailey | Prod: Claudia Bailey, Mariella S. Solano | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year | 2019 | World premiere

Australia | 8 min | Dir: Tom Parolin | Prod: Lotte Sweeney | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year, Experimental Films | 2018 | World premiere

Closeted Jane creates an underground event in the basement of her suburban home on the brink of Melbourne’s first gay liberation movement.

A young woman’s journey home after work and the harassment that she witnesses and experiences over the course of one evening.

Bridget can’t get last night out of her head. ‘Appetite’ is a short film about shame after sex that follows a twentysomething woman the day after a one-night stand.

A series of guest experiences at the privately hosted Brookside Bed and Breakfast.

BURDEN

SHAME

EMBER

TABOO

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

BCC | SAT 26 | 3.30pm

Australia | 14 min | Dir: Jake Mannix | Prod: Kate Reardon | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year | 2019 | NSW premiere

Australia | 7 min | Dir: Victoria Thompson | Prod: Linus Gibson | Young Australian Filmmaker | 2018 | World premiere

Australia | 10 min | Dir: Julian Cullen | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year | 2018 | Byron premiere

Australia | 14 min | Dir: Olivia Altavilla | Prod: Manni Wu, Claudia Altavilla | Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year | 2019 | NSW premiere

In the middle of a father-daughter lunch at their local café, Ben continues to shelter nine-year-old Kayla from everyday dangers.

Set in Australia’s frontier past, a traumatised Indigenous boy begins works on a sheep station where tensions rise between the owner and himself.

A young girl and her companion struggle to survive, searching for food and shelter in a barren wasteland. Encountering a stranger, she must overcome her fear or lose everything.

After witnessing the local priest abuse his power, Sofia attempts to convince her devout Catholic family to act.

Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance at Young Australian Filmmakers

24 BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL – FRIDAY 18 TO SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019BBFF.COM.AU

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Byron Bay Film Festival 2019 Programme  

Programme of films and events at the 2019 Byron Bay International Film Festival

Byron Bay Film Festival 2019 Programme  

Programme of films and events at the 2019 Byron Bay International Film Festival