BEYOND THE NOISE
BCC | SAT 19 | 1.00pm BPH | WED 23 | 7.00pm
PF | SUN 27 | 7.30pm Turkey | 20 min | Dir: Gökalp Gönen | Prod: Gökalp Gönen | Animation | 2019 | NSW premiere
PC | SAT 19 | 2.00pm BCC | MON 21 | 5.00pm
BCC | SUN 27 | 4.30pm
Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion, put humanity’s happiness to the test in a struggle that has each of us as a winner or loser.
Exploring space in the hope of finding a new habitable planet, a human is trapped in his own spaceship after the robot overseer finds no planet suitable. Eventually the human finds a way out, but a dark secret will be revealed.
Sydney director Dani Pearce’s cinematic interpretation of Olivia Gatwood’s poem of the same name, a story from her teen years in New Mexico, with universal themes: a home town, being a young woman, the death of a friend.
Distracted by our own inventions, we lose sight of the natural world becomes invisible. Two surfers seek refuge in the vastness of the ocean.
‘BLACK MOON’ TRENT MITCHELL
BCC | WED 23 | 7.30pm PF | SUN 27 | 5.30pm
BCC | SUN 20 | 1.45pm PF | SUN 27 | 5.30pm
BPH | THU 24 | 7.00pm
BCC | FRI 25 | 5.00pm
Pottsville | 5 min | Dir: Robert Sherwood | Prod: Robert Sherwood, Trent Mitchell | Surf Doc | 2018 | Byron premiere
Russian Federation | 4 min | Dir: Katya Telegina | Prod: Katya Telegina, Anastasia Akopyan | Experimental | 2018 | Australian premiere
Australia | 3 min | Dir: Victoria Thompson | Prod: China White | Short | 2019 | Byron premiere
Australia | 8 min | Dir: Abby Dunn | Prod: Paige Farrow | Short Doc | 2018 | World premiere
Argentina | 15 min | Dir: Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette | Prod: Emiliano Sette, Yashira Jordán, Francisco Zamudio | Animation | 2018 | Byron premiere
Visually stunning and emotive short film by Northern Rivers-born Robert Sherwood that focuses on the passionate Australian photographer Trent Mitchell and his experimental pursuits with his camera. It expresses both men’s creative efforts to capture the essence of nature, and Trent’s latest bodysurf series: Inner Atlas.
Several girls notice a man of unusual appearance while wandering around the city. His interest in them is unambiguous, but what does this interest stand for?
Australia | 5 min | Dir: Dani Pearce | Prod: Sarah Nichols | Short | 2019 | NSW premiere
The story of an independent young woman with cerebral palsy who must enlist the help of the fairy godmother to design a dress for the ball.
Australia | 38 min | Dir: Andrew Kaineder | Prod: Andrew Kaineder | Surf Doc | 2018 | Byron premiere
Two Australian women reflect on their fight for reproductive rights in the early 1970s after receiving backyard abortions.
Filmmakers in attendance
COURAGE FOR THE LONG HAUL
BCC | FRI 25 | 5.00pm Australia | 14 min | Dir: rani brown | Prod: rani brown | Short Doc | 2018 | Byron premiere Community processes unite beyond political affiliation to help protect our life support systems on Earth. Two women talk about their roles within a movement of untold thousands and what sustains them for the long haul against global corporations and governments doing their bidding.
DON’T CALL ME BEAUTIFUL
BCC | FRI 25 | 7.30pm
BCC | SUN 27 | 4.30pm
BCC | SUN 27 | 11.30am
Australia | 10 min | Dir: Jill Robinson | Prod: Tara Wise | Short Doc | 2017 | Byron premiere
Australia | 5 min | Dir: Izzy Rowland | Prod: Izzy Rowland | Short | 2019 | premiere
A biographical documentary chronicling the life of Aboriginal woman Zeitha Murphy after she was taken from her birth mother when she was just three months old.
When a young skateboarders travels take him to an aquarium, he feels the need to wash off something off and see how the trapped creatures might feel with being exposed to millions of eyes.
Spain | 15 min | Dir: Al Díaz | Prod: Pedro De la Escalera, Gracia Querejeta, Al Díaz | Short | 2018 | premiere
We come to the world with an exhalation and we leave it with another one. Everything in between is a frenetic, shuddering sigh.
DREAM WITH YOUR EYES OPEN – BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL 27
Programme of films and events at the 2019 Byron Bay International Film Festival