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SHORT FILMS

NORDURLAND

OSLO

REAR VIEW MIRROR

BCC | MON 21 | 7.30pm

BPH | SUN 27 | 3.00pm

Main Arm | 32 min | Dir: Ishka Folkwell | Prod: Need Essentials | Surf Doc | 2019 | premiere

Israel | 16 min | Dir: Shady Srour | Prod: Shady Srour, Florian Schewe | Short | 2019 | Australian premiere

PF | THU 24 | 7.00pm RM | SAT 26 | 4.00pm

Three friends from the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW Australia travel to isolated coastlines to surf in the harsh, freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Glaciers, mountains and powerful icy surf all come to life in this adventure to the far north.

Ziad, a Palestinian day labourer, is denied entry into Israel for work one day, in this poetic and tragic reflection on the everyday struggle of Palestinian breadwinners.

Filmmakers in attendance

Australia | 11 min | Dir: jonathan Terence may | Prod: Liza Boston | Short | 2019 | Australian premiere

RECLAMATION: THE RISE AT STANDING ROCK

BCC | FRI 25 | 5.00pm United States | 23 min | Dir: Michele Noble | Prod: Michele Noble, Paul Alberghetti | Short Doc | 2018 | Australian premiere

The hustle and bustle are long gone from South Australian opal mining town Andamooka, now shrunken, decaying, colourless. Its loss of purpose is paralleled in the life of resident Ingo Hansen in this bleak, beautiful elegiac portrait of impermanence and decay.

In 2016 an oil pipeline threatened the water supplies and sacred sites of Native Americans in North Dakota. Non-violent protests were led by young activists who encouraged all Native Nations to come and support the cause, bringing peace between tribes and inspiring environmentalists around the world.

RÍO SAGRADO

RISING WATER

SEEKING SAFETY

SELFIES

BCC | TUE 22 | 5.00pm

BCC | TUE 22 | 7.30pm PC | SAT 26 | 4.15pm

BCC | SUN 27 | 7.00pm

BCC | SUN 27 | 4.30pm

Federal | 6 min | Dir: Lizzie Kirkpatrick | Short Doc | 2018

Switzerland | 4 min | Dir: Claudius Gentinetta | Prod: Claudius Gentinetta | Animation | 2018 | Byron premiere

Chile | 20 min | Dir: Nicole Ellena, Erick Vigouroux | Prod: Patrick Lynch, Henry Lystad | Documentary | 2018 | Australian premiere

Norway | 5 min | Dir: Niels Windfeldt | Prod: Renee Tvedt | Experimental | 2018 | Australian premiere

A girl gets a glimpse of the future at the bottom of a submerged mountain village.

Haunting story of two young people – a Byron Bay girl and an Afghan refugee – finding friendship and understanding despite their different cultures and histories.

SHIFTING

SINGULARITY

SMILE

SNAPSHOTS

BCC | WED 23 | 5.00pm PC | WED 23 | 6.30pm BCC | SAT 26 | 1.15pm

BCC | TUE 22 | 5.00pm PC | TUE 22 | 6.30pm BCC | FRI 25 | 2.30pm

BCC | SUN 20 | 4.15pm

BCC | SUN 27 | 2.00pm

Australia | 7 min | Dir: Rob La Terra | Prod: Rob La Terra | Short | 2019 | World premiere

Australia | 2 min | Dir/Prod: MISTER | Animation | 2018 | NSW premiere

Australia | 9 min | Dir: Harriet McKern | Prod: Harriet McKern, Fran Tinley | Short Doc | 2018 | Byron premiere

United Kingdom | 14 min | Dir: Phoebe Barran, Lliana Bird | Prod: Jackie Green, Nan Davies | Short | 2019 | Australian premiere

Portrait of a live-in relationship in a rapid fire series of telling vignettes centred around the lounge-room sofa.

Artful depiction of the planet’s creation and evolution into the age of artificial intelligence – intelligence that may exceed ours. What kind of Big Bang might the creation of synthetic life produce?

Celebrating individuality, cultural diversity and the joy of a photographer seeing his subjects smile.

Three unique stories told through the voyeuristic lens of a photo booth camera.

We join a group of kayakers on an expedition down the San Pedro River in Chile, absorbing its natural beauty and mythological significance to the Mapuche people.

BBFF.COM.AU

As rapid-fire as the phenomenon it documents – the global, obsessive and all-consuming, aspect of everyday life, covering everyone from starlets to refugees. This award-winning animation offers a dizzying journey of cross-cultural images that may produce unwanted side effects.

DREAM WITH YOUR EYES OPEN – BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL 29

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