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SHORT FILMS

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS HURLEVENT

STAY AWAKE, BE READY

MAMIE

BCC | TUE 22 | 2.30pm BCC | WED 23 | 2.30pm BCC | THU 24 | 2.30pm

BCC | WED 23 | 2.30pm BCC | THU 24 | 2.30pm

BCC | THU 24 | 2.30pm PC | SAT 26 | 2.00pm

Vietnam | 14 min | Dir: Pham Thien An | Prod: Pham Thien An, Tran Van Thi | Short | 2019 | NSW premiere

Switzerland | 10 min | Dir: Benoît Monney | Prod: Benoît Monney | Short | 2017 | Australian premiere

A howling wind blows through the pages of a mysterious book, whipping the words off the page until they form images, swimming like fish until they meet cells and merge, sprouting typographical plants and towers. The characters evolve and swarm to face off against their enemy: the digital world.

A motorbike crash happening in front of the market stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men.

Worried about the health of his grandmother who doesn’t recognise him anymore, Antoine pays her a visit to attempt to bring her memory back.

COWBOY

THIS TIME AWAY

THE REPLACEMENT

ELSEWHERE

BCC | THU 24 | 2.30pm

BCC | THU 24 | 2.30pm

BCC | THU 24 | 2.30pm

BCC | THU 24 | 2.30pm

Luxembourg | 23 min | Dir: Frederic Zeimet | Prod: Raoul Nadalet | Short | 2018 | Australian premiere

United Kingdom | 14 min | Dir: Magali Barbe | Short | 2019 | Australian premiere

United States | 15 min | Dir: Sean Miller | Prod: Sean Miller, Naz Khan | Short | 2017 | Australian premiere

United Kingdom | 19 min | Dir: Andy Berriman | Prod: Maria Caruana Galizia | Short | 2018 | Australian premiere

On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President but physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers…

A young woman questions the path she is on, and whether her happiness lies elsewhere.

Stand-out shorts from around the world, curated from a vast selection to provide a stimulating session of small but perfectly formed cinematic experiences.

Eight year old Joachim has an uncommon best friend. Cowboy is plump, funny and consoles him...but he is imaginary. Philippe, his father, ignores Joachim and is unable to talk to him, to communicate... and to tell him what happened to his mother.

France | 6 min | Dir: Frederic Doazin | Prod: Frederic Doazin | Animation | 2019 | Australian premiere

Nigel, (Timothy Spall), is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had... until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine.

SHORT FILMS

The A–Z of short films not listed in the special short film sessions over the previous pages

A CLOSE SHAVE

A DIFFERENT GALLERY

ALL THESE CREATURES

AN ACT OF LOVE

PC | SAT 19 | 4.15pm

BPH | SUN 20 | 3.30pm

BPH | SUN 20 | 6.00pm

BPH | TUE 22 | 7.00pm

Australia | 9 min | Dir/Prod: Michele Aboud | Short Doc | 2019 | Byron premiere

Ocean Shores | 11 min | Dir: Susie Forster | Prod: Susie Forster | Short Doc | 2019 | Byron premiere

Australia | 13 min | Dir: Charles Williams | Prod: Charles Williams, Elise Trenorden | Short | 2018 | Byron premiere

Australia | 11 min | Dir: Lucy Knox | Prod: W.A.M. Bleakley, Daphne Do | Short | 2018 | Byron premiere

Every three years sculptor Samantha Moss turns the riverside parklands and beaches at Brunswick Heads, in Northern NSW, into a natural gallery that delights locals and and visitors alike.

An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, his father’s unravelling, and the little creatures inside us all.

The intimate connection between identical twins May and June is tested when one attempts to step beyond their shared identity.

It’s those little moments in life that help to define who we are. Sometimes ‘A close shave’ isn’t a bad experience after all. Filmmakers in attendance

Filmmakers in attendance

26 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