Byron Bay Film Festival

Sit back and relax while watching films and documentaries from some of the most talented filmmakers from all over the world by attending the Byron Bay International Film Festival. This 10-day film festival features over a 150 films and documentaries from some of the world's most talented filmmakers.

What To Expect At The Byron Bay International Film Festival

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is dedicated to cataloging and screening some of the world's most important films and documentaries. The festival hasn't released full details about 2014's event yet, but last year, over the course of a10-day period, this international film festival showed over 150 works from filmmakers from over 30 different countries.


The Byron Bay International Film Festival kicks off with a star-studded red carpet event. Festival goers are treated to mouth-watering catered meals that highlight the best that Byron Bay area has to offer. The opening gala also features a screening of one of Australia's most popular films.


Festival goers will have their option of viewing an array of movies, documentaries and short films when attending the Byron Bay International Film Festival. This 10-day event is jam-packed with showings of all the films that have been nominated for awards and even premiers some films from well-known filmmakers.


The festival winds down with another red carpeted event. This closing gala features catered meals, opportunities to socialize with filmmakers and actors, and tons of awards. Various awards are handed out throughout the evening in an eclectic array of categories.


Where Are The Films Screened For Byron Bay International Film Festival

The film screenings for the various films shown at the Byron Bay International Film Festival are held at a variety of venues all over Byron Bay. The main venue is the stage at the Byron Community Centre. This world-class venue seats hundreds of people and is transformed into a movie theatre for the event.


The Lismore Cinema, located on the corners of Keen and Zadoc Streets, is another main venue for the festival. This cinema features four movie screens that feature cinema cannica projection and Dolby Digital sound. Filmmakers and festival attendees will watch as films and documentaries are projected on the big screen for all to see.


Several satellite venues are used for this huge international film festival. These venues include The Regent in Murwillumbah, Sunset Cinema in Byron Bay and Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay. All of these venues host multiple showings of films, documentaries and short films that have entered the film festival.


Ticket Information For Byron Bay International Film Festival

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at the official Byron Bay International Film Festival website or day-of at the venue. Tickets can be purchased for single showings of the films or in session packets.  Early bird specials are currently running.


Session packets are available for multiple days throughout the international film festival. It will usually group several similar films together for one low price. The price of the session tickets can range in cost from $5-50 depending upon the venue, number of shows, popularity and length of the film.


Other Events Held At The Byron Bay International Film Festival

Filmmakers and film enthusiasts will enjoy attending one of the many workshops held as part of the international film festival. Workshops are held on a variety of topics ranging from going digital in the film industry to discussions on censorship and film-making.


If you are thinking of attending several of the film screenings or all of them, consider staying in a holiday rental. Holiday rentals will make your stay in the Byron Bay area feel as if you are staying in a second home. The privacy, comfort and affordability of these accommodation choices will really make you think you have a home away from home.


Note: All dates & information in the above article were correct as of September 4th 2013

(photo courtesy of Pauline Mak)

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