Each year some of the world’s most exciting film talent join thousands of film lovers at BBFF, over 10 fantastic days in beautiful Byron Bay, for a dynamic and truly distinctive film festival experience known for its trademark friendly, laid-back vibe and characteristically open, expressive and appreciative audiences. Independent filmmakers are the heart and soul of this festival, whose quality programming of hundreds of entertaining, inspiring and eye-opening films from over 40 countries sets the stage for filmmakers at all stages of their careers to showcase outstanding work across all genres.
Screening Media Type: DCP, Blu-Ray, USB Thumb Drive, vimeo download.
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Festival director: J'aimee Skippon-Volke
Technical director: Osvaldo Alfaro
Screenplay contest director: Pim Hendrix
We're enthusiastic about all forms of animation - 2D, 3D, Flash, Stop motion, Claymation, Traditional, Machinima and the rest.
Surf films from 3 to 90 minutes.
Environmental films submitted can be any length and any genre.
feature-length screenplays in all genres that are between 80 and 120 pages in length.
Narrative films which are over 30 minutes.
This category is for documentaries 30 minutes or under.
Short films up to 30 minutes in length.
Documentary with a running length over 30 minutes.
If your short film of any genre seems perfect for our festival but was screened before January 2017 this is the category to use.
If your film of any genre seems perfect for our festival but was screened before January 2017 this is the category to use.