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SHORT FILMS

ANACRONTE

AVARYA

BACKPEDAL

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

BLUE BEARD

CINDERELLA

CONTROL

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.

BBFF.COM.AU

DON’T CALL ME BEAUTIFUL

EX AQUATIC

EXHALATION (EXHALACIÓN)

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

Profile for Echo Publications

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