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SHORT FILMS

SHORT FILMS STRANGE PLANET THEORY (TEORIA SOBRE UM PLANETA ESTRANHO)

BCC | THU 24 | 5.00pm Brazil | 14 min | Dir: Marco Antonio Pereira | Prod: Ariane Rocha, Marcelo Machado Junior, Felipe Pimenta, Lucas Cabral | Short | 2018 | Australian premiere

In the garden, a closeness breeds contempt and God laughs at humans in his strange shed.

THE HITCHHIKER

THE LOST WEEKEND

THE LOVED ONES

PC | SAT 26 | 6.30pm

BCC | SAT 19 | 8.00pm BCC | SAT 26 | 1.15pm

BCC | SUN 27 | 11.30am

Australia | 13 min | Dir: Adele Vuko | Prod: Johanna Somerville, Chloe Rickard | Short | 2018 | Byron premiere

Jade’s wild, prosecco-fuelled road trip to a Byron Bay music festival turns weird when they pick up a hitchhiking girl. Things get even darker when they stop at a a quiet country pub.

United States | 14 min | Dir: Ryan O’Leary | Prod: Ryan O’Leary, Anthony Pedone | Short | 2019 | International premiere

After a rough break-up, Charlie dives into the world of online dating where, after some false starts, he meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae, but quickly learning the differences between expectations and reality.

Russian Federation | 21 min | Dir: Oleg Vitvitski | Prod: Anton Shaporin | Short | 2018 | Australian premiere

Yekaterina is organizing her mother’s funeral while the rest relatives try to divide the dead woman’s possessions as quickly as possible. Then circumstances take a different turn.

Filmmakers in attendance

THE PLAGIARIST

THE PRISONER

PC | SUN 27 | 6.00pm

BCC | MON 21 | 2.30pm

United Kingdom | 15 min | Dir: James Popplewell | Prod: James Popplewell | Short | 2019 | International premiere

Australia | 10 min | Dir: Ali Mozaffari | Prod: Liubov Korpusova | Short | 2018 | Australian premiere

After his recent unsuccessful novel “Where Do I Get Off?”, Jason Harlow is struggling for ideas. A chance encounter with aspiring young writer Jemima Worthy gives him some inspiration.

An artist named Adam is sentenced to a long term in prison, where he is prevented from creating any art form but finds a way to escape his imprisonment and let his imagination fly free.

THE RIVER OF THE KUKAMAS (EL RÍO DE LOS KUKAMAS)

THE TREE AND THE PIROGUE (L’ARBRE ET LA PIROGUE)

BCC | TUE 22 | 5.00pm

BCC | SUN 20 | 11.15am

Peru | 7 min | Dir: Nika Belianina | Prod: Nika Belianina | Short Doc | 2018 | Australian premiere

France | 25 min | Dir: Sébastien MARQUES | Prod: Sébastien MARQUES, Mélissa Malinbaum | Short | 2018 | Australian premiere

Filmmakers in attendance

Being born from the spirit of the River, Kukama people have a special connection to the water. As the river shrinks and grows throughout the year, it affects their lives.

THE YEAR IS 2020

THIS IS MY HEAVEN

VISIBLE

BCC | SAT 19 | 1.00pm BCC | TUE 22 | 2.30pm

BCC | SUN 27 | 2.00pm

BCC | SUN 27 | 2.00pm

Australia | 7 min | Dir: Luna Laure, Rhys Jones | Prod: Luna Laure , Rhys Jones | Short Doc | 2019 | NSW premiere

Australia | 5 min | Dir: Luis Bran | Prod: Dayna Yates | Short | 2019 | NSW premiere

Australia | 5 min | Dir: James Brown, Bill Irving | Prod: Michael Ciccone, Carla McConnell, Jim Wright | Experimental | 2019 | NSW premiere

A punch-in-the-guts introduction Anisa Nandaula, Ugandan-born, Brisbaneraised slam poet who uses a metaphorical Australian civil war to speak to the unjustness of the country’s refugee policies. Filmmakers in attendance

Born to a traditional Muslim family in a small village in Central Java, Dimas knew he was gay from a young age. When his world turned upside down he went in search of his heaven and found it in Broome.

When Fran decides to travel across the country, she must overcome the urge to submit to the beck and call of others and learn to be bold in order to find out where she belongs.

The life of a Melanesian tribe is disrupted by the progressive arrival of modernity. Iabe, a young Melanesian, finds this change hard to cope with and gets lost between his traditions and this modernity.

WARBURDAR BUNUNU: WATER SHIELD

BPH | SUN 20 | 3.30pm Australia | 26 min | Dir: Jason De Santolo | Prod: John Harvey | Short Doc | 2019 | Byron premiere

A young leader is devastated when Borroloola Town Camps are bombarded with water contamination notices and sets out to find answers, only to rediscover hope in the healing power of story, family and culture.

30 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