Showcasing First Nations at the Byron Bay Film Festival


Film is one of the great mediums for connecting us to story and culture.  Both are vital elements in many indigenous communities, and we love having the opportunity to use film to bring otherwise untold stories to our audience in celebration of global diversity and connection.

Byron Bay Film Festival is proud to feature so many amazing stories from First Nations peoples all over the world.

Check out these amazing films screening throughout the festival:

Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy tells the story of Djalu Gurruwiwi, an ageing Yolgnu elder who is running out of time to pass on the Yidaki (didgeridoo) Songlines entrusted to him – his clan’s knowledge, culture and country.

Screening Thursday 12 October, Byron Community Theatre, 7:30pm

Journeys to Adaka: Seven indigenous artists who look to the past for the strength to overcome a legacy of hurt, becoming cultural giants and leaders in the process.
Screening Tuesday 10 October, Brunswick Picture House
CRAZYWISE: An exploration of mental health from the perspective of different cultures. Human rights photographer Phil Borges searches out indigenous cultures that identify ‘psychotic’ symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.
Screening Tuesday 10 October, 7:30pm, Byron Community Centre // Thursday 12 October, 7pm, Brunswick Picture House

Ghost (Short): You’ve got Buclkey’s hope. Based on a true story, Ghost is a re-imagining of convict William Buckley’s first contact with Indigenous Australians.

Screens Thursday 12 October, 7:30pm Byron Community Centre

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