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The Byron Bay International Film Festival is bringing you 52 films from 19 countries, 8 feature length films and a very special talk all over 30+ screenings at Palace Byron Bay and the Byron Theatre.

Opening Night sold out quickly, and cinema capacities are limited so we advise you to book early if you don't have a flexible schedule.

6 of the 8 feature length films will have a screening this weekend. Whether you love music, dance, the environment, amazing cinematography or just watching world-class cinema there's something for you to catch.

Learn more about BBFF2020 feature documentaries here

learn more about BBFF2020 dramatic features here

Actor Jack Thompson (The Sum of Us, Breaker Morant, Australia, Merry Xmas Mr lawrence) joins Actor/Director Wayne Blair (Firestarter - The Story of Bangarra, The Sapphires, Mystery Road) for an intimate conversation exploring their careers, inspirations and the evolution of Indigenous culture on Australian screens. 

The conversation will led by Associate Professor and Producer Pauline Clague and is a hightlight of the festival.

Tickets are limited to this very special event

Eight Key Feature Length films make up the core of Byron Bay Film Festival's 2020 programming. 

There is a fantastic selection of home-grown films screening on Saturday October 24th, and a night of outstanding surf films on Friday October 30th.

Dramatic Features, Music and Environmental Documentaries, Short Films, Experimental Films and Animation - we'll have them all.

Screening at Byron Bay Palace Cinemas and the Byron Theatre, the festival will run from October 23rd to November 1st and offer a stimulating array of world cinema that in other times would have been sweeping the festival circuit.

Film lovers are encouraged to leave the isolation of home and join in the communal experience of watching great stories unfold as they were meant to be seen… on the big screen.

You are encouraged to book with your friends so you can create your own BBFF bubble and share your experience.

Byron Bay International Film Festival
23 October - 1 November 2020
Byron Bay Palace Cinemas and the Byron Theatre
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