Young Filmmakers Shine at the Byron Bay Film Festival


We encourage and support Young Australian Filmmakers to showcase their work and network at BBFF.

Closing Night features the Young Filmmakers Award, selected by some of the best loved and most respected names in Australian film.

This is a great opportunity for young filmmakers to interact with their industry and immerse themselves in the craft.

About the Closing Gala Party

With Sunday October 15th the final day of film festivities, be sure to join us as we wind-down the 2017 BBFF with another Red Carpet Gala Party on Saturday Night, the best night for a party.

This red carpet event acknowledges and celebrates the creative spirit of all festival participants – including you, our much-valued patrons and supporters.

Raise your glasses to a festival experience like no other – packed full of astounding talent, good vibes and an array of sterling films from Australia and around the world – ten days of innovation, accomplishment and enlightenment.

BBFF’s Closing Night Gala is your opportunity to chat to that lauded director of your most loved film of the festival, enjoy Trattoria Basiloco’s delectable menu while sipping on hand selected Zilzie wines and hit the dance-floor.

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