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BCC | SAT 19 | 3.15pm

BCC | SUN 27 | 4.30pm

BCC | TUE 22 | 2.30pm

BCC | MON 21 | 7.30pm

Tweed Heads | 15 min | Dir: Golding | Prod: Della Golding | Short Doc | 2018 | NSW premiere

United Kingdom | 5 min | Dir: Lewis Arnold | Prod: Lewis Arnold | Experimental | 2019 | Australian premiere

Australia | 1 min | Dir: Olly Sindle | Short Doc | 2018

New Zealand | 6 min | Dir: Benjamin Bryan | Prod: Caitlin Bryan, Tom Scott | Short Doc | 2019 | NSW premiere

A work of discovery of the oldest surviving culture on Earth, the Bininj people of Kakadu, who maintain a traditional life, balancing biodiversity. We watch as they as they hunt and forage in preparation for a great food festival.

This lo-fi experimental short asks questions on the state of surfing today. Is it an Olympic sport? A counter-culture movement? Spiritual release? Commune with nature? Marketeers dream?

A heartfelt tribute to the victims of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in West London. 18 months on, an abandoned community’s questions remain unanswered. World events unfold so fast it sometimes takes art to remind us that for those involved in such events life doesn’t move on so quickly. Filmmakers in attendance

An insightful and thoughtful documentary, with outstanding cinematography, offering a chance to hear from an overlooked group – South Sudanese refugees in Australia. Far from being an African gang, this family is remarkably unremarkable, facing unique challenges but strikingly familiar to us all. Filmmakers in attendance





BCC | FRI 25 | 7.30pm

BCC | SUN 20 | 1.45pm BCC | WED 23 | 2.30pm

BCC | SUN 20 | 7.00pm BCC | FRI 25 | 2.30pm BPH | MON 21 | 7.00pm

BCC | MON 21 | 5.00pm

Australia | 16 min | Dir: Peter Gurbiel | Prod: Peter Gurbiel, Iris Tascon, Jess Black | Short | 2018 | Byron premiere

Tormented by the news that they bear, two men from town watch over a family whose lives are about to change forever. Filmmakers in and Jack Thompson attendance

Australia | 7 min | Dir: Elliot Spencer | Prod: Elliot Spencer | Short Doc | 2018 | premiere

IIn a remote high-altitude village of Sichuan, Tibetan children study Buddhist scripture. Impermanence explores the lives of nomadic Tibetan villagers and their close relationship to their harsh and beautiful environment.

New Zealand | 20 min | Dir: Sasha Rainbow | Prod: Harriette Wright | Short Doc | 2019 | Australian premiere

In Agbogbloshie, Ghana, the toxic fumes from the burning rubbish dumps are so bad that some call it Sodom and Gomorrah. The workers eking out an existence on the dumps don’t agree. Agbogbloshie is their home. Youth worker Abdallah gave cameras to two boys, Kofi and Lartey, to interest them in telling stories.

United States | 15 min | Dir: Martha Elcan | Prod: Mark Salyer, Melissa Palmer | Short | 2019 | Australian premiere

A teenage girl from the Appalachian mountains struggles to protect her siblings from a drug-addicted mother.





BCC | WED 23 | 2.30pm

BCC | SUN 20 | 1.45pm

BCC | TUE 22 | 7.30pm

BCC | TUE 22 | 7.30pm

Belgium | 21 min | Dir: Olivier Magis, Fedrik De Beul | Prod: Marie Besson | Short | 2017 | Australian premiere

France | 10 min | Dir: Juan Fran Jacinto, Carla Pereira | Prod: Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour de Minuit), Ramon Alos (Bígaro Films) | Animation | 2019 | Australian premiere

Australia | 10 min | Dir: Tim Georgeson | Prod: Picture Farm, Tim Georgeson, John Fego, | Experimental | 2019 | International premiere

Switzerland | 9 min | Dir: Jan-David Bolt | Short | 2019 | NSW premiere

In Thierry’s living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job... and quickly. But we’re in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

In his 30s and still living with his mother, a man decides to break free from his inner demons.

A study of the connection between the ocean and the landscape of Montauk, the most mystical and easterly point of Long Island, through its weather and textures, voice, sound design and spectacular scenes from above and below. Filmmakers in attendance

Humans spend five years of their lives thinking about food. This film may not change that.


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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