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Byron Bay International Film Festival
Byron Bay International Film Festival returns in 2020 with a special edition hybrid festival to include select cinema screenings, a competition for independent filmmakers and a unique virtual reality experience.
Screening at Byron Bay’s Palace Cinemas and the Byron Theatre, the festival will run from October 23rd to November 1st, offering audiences the opportunity of experiencing a stimulating array of world cinema, that in other times would have been sweeping the 2020 festival circuit. Film lovers are encouraged to leave the isolation of home and join in the communal experience of watching stories unfold as they were meant to be seen… on the big screen.
“The 2020 festival will not be a business as a usual event,” says Festival Director J’aimee Skippon-Volke. “Social distancing regulations will change the atmosphere and scale of what we deliver, but we’re still going to roll-out the red carpet and bring audiences the very best of world cinema and screen events.”
• Select screenings of films
• A competition celebrating the best of Independent filmmaking in 2020
• A special virtual reality experience at Byron’s iconic lighthouse
Whilst rubbing shoulders with stars is a restricted activity in Covid times, the festival will feature some very special guests, including acting legend Jack Thompson. Jack is just one of the celebrity judges helping judge BBFF’s 2020 Film Competition.
More info at: www.bbff.com.au