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Byron Bay International Film Festival

The 2013 Byron Bay International Film Festival REGULAR ENTRY DEADLINE: 27th September 2012FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: 1st November 2012

7th Byron Bay International Film Festival March 1st to 10th 2013

The 2013 BBFF will screen for 10 days in beautiful sub-tropical Byron Bay. The first place in Australia to see the sun, Byron Bay provides an exotically beautiful backdrop for the festival,  with world-class beaches only a short stroll from the venue. BBFF provides an opportunity for filmmakers to present their work at a truly distinctive film festival.

This Festival attracts International filmmakers, directors, producers, performers, cultural tourists and prominent members of Australia’s film industry, not to mention a wealth of appreciative audience members. The range of films and genres screened are diverse and dynamic. 

The festival’s organisers are passionate about supporting independent filmmakers in all stages of their careers. They firmly believe in the creation of positive opportunities to showcase the fresh and amazing works of talented creatives to an open intelligent audience as well as to some well connected highly respected Judges.

The festival features an award for the Best Young Australian Filmmaker and is open to Australian Directors and Producers under 25. It also offers young Australian filmmakers reduced entry fees for their films. All accepted Filmmakers are encouraged to attend the festival.

Through-out 5 venues BBFF2012 featured 47 public screenings many of which featured introductions and Q & A sessions by attending filmmakers, free workshops & panels, industry networking functions, Schools Screenings, family-friendly films, free showcases of experimental films plus a popular a balcony bar for the audience to mix with filmmakers. The festival hosted 16 World Premieres, 107 Australian Premiere’s, and over 200 films from 39 countries. Two highlights of the Festival are always the Gala Red Carpet Opening and Closing Nights with catered parties which always attract full houses.

All films entered will automatically be considered for nomination in any award categories that the film might qualify for during the selection process. BBFF awards include but are not limited to Best Film,Documentary, Short Film, Drama, Cinematography, Surf Film, Animation, Experimental Film, Environmental Film, Music Video, Best Young Australian Filmmaker (open to Australian Director’s under 25) & an award for the Best Local Film. Filmmakers are encouraged to use thepaperless entry system Withoutabox and further details can be found at

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is open to films of all lengths and all genres. Films in competition must have been completed after Jan 1st 2010.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 4:21pm to Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 4:21pm
Submission Deadline 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 9:47am
Byron Bay