Byron Bay International Film Festival March 1-10

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The 7th Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF2013), presented by The Owners Club at Linnaeus, is once again bringing thought-leading people and films from around the globe together for a captivating, stimulating and entertaining dose of screen culture from 1-10 March 2013.

Screening over 10 days in beautiful sub-tropical Byron Bay, BBFF’s relaxed, open-minded and progressive vibe attracts local and international filmmakers and industry heavyweights that come to soak up the action alongside thousands of cultural tourists and local film lovers.

Acclaimed Filmmaker Paul Cox & Actor Peter Thompson at BBFF 2012

BBFF2013’s organisers are passionate about bringing the best cutting-edge independent films from around the globe to the NSW Northern Rivers region, and with over 950 film entry submissions received, Festival Director, J’aimee Skippon-Volke has had her work cut out for her.

“It’s definitely time for everyone to mark their diaries for BBFF2013”, she says. “We’ve had an extraordinarily high calibre of entries this year. You’ll have loads of refreshingly entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking films to choose from, whether you’re into surf and street culture, social change, the environment, self development or you just want to float into another reality. These are not your typical mainstream films so make sure you don’t miss them at BBFF2013”.

She adds, “There’s so many ways you can get involved with this festival. We have over 50 public screenings coming up, the gala red carpet Opening Night and Closing Night parties, an awesome sunset view from our balcony bar where our filmmakers and audiences mingle, introductions and Q&A sessions by attending filmmakers, free workshops and panels, plus screenings in Lismore and Murwillumbah.”

BBFF2013 has so far revealed two programme highlights including the free workshops held over the closing weekend on 9 – 10 March where you can learn how to make your own movies with something as simple as an iPad.

Definitely not one to miss! Mark your diaries now for BBFF2013, 1-10 March 2013. For programming and ticketing information, workshops, trailers and all the latest news visit www.bbff.com.au or find the festival on Facebook.