Byron Bay Film Festival 2020 – Spotlight On Byron

Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

 

Our region has been a hotspot for Australian Film Talent from well before the latest A-Listers made Byron their home.
This session shines a light on some of the films that have been made by filmmakers from our region.

Filmmakers will be in attendance

BREATHE

BREATHE - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT | 2 MINS | DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: ASHLEY MCLEOD
A reflective short film, looking at ourselves, our impact on the environment and our path forward.

ME & THE SEA

ME & THE SEA - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT DOC | 10 MINS | DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: FRANZISKA LINK
A journey into the depth of the ocean as a novice free diver. Wrecks and dangerous underwater caves provide an exploration for inner freedom deep below sea level.

STEPS IN THE PORTAL

STEPS IN THE PORTAL - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT DOC | 11 MINS | DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: KARENZA EBEJER
A short, poetic documentary made during the time of Covid-19 lockdown. Participants reflect on this period of isolation and the benefits they get from walking in their communities.

HOME

HOME - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT | 3 MINS | DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: JAHVIS LOVEDAY & JOY BEN HUR
A girl must leave her home town, her family, her friends. Everything she remembers that was horrible, how the town was so small, everyone knew everyone, becomes the things she will miss the most.

AWOKO

AWOKO - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT | 7 MINS | DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: ANDY BOWLES
An alien is sent to earth by it’s race to learn, experience and observe from humanities wrong doings, how not to live. She is desperate to return home but must first understand all that she needs to know before she may be sent back…

THE MEN THAT COME

THE MEN THAT COME - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT | 4 MINS | DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: CLARE SLADDEN
‘The Men that Come’ is a gothic allegory about the way we treat victims and survivors of violence and abuse.

HATE DANCE

HATE DANCE - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT | 15 MINS | DIRECTOR: BEVERLEY CALLOW | PRODUCER: EORO HEINONEN
When a dancer is the victim of a hate attack, her boyfriend is forced to look at his own, normal, everyday racism.

CHUNKY BOY BLUE

CHUNKY BOY BLUE - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT | 14 MINS | DIRECTOR: TIM NATHAN | PRODUCERS: POPPY JONES & EMELYNE PALMER
On the cusp of adulthood, Vinny sees a disparity in his life. Faced with the same decisions as his father or to forge his own path, we see a boy step into manhood and a man confront his childhood.

NO HARD FEELINGS

NO HARD FEELINGS - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT | 6 MINS | DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: PAUL HENRI & JAMES BALLARD
Rodney’s crumbling ego is at breaking point and if his best pal Slim can’t whip him into shape before his big date tonight, he might just lose it. (Shot in Indonesia, on the iPhone 11 Pro Max)

WHAT IS LOVE?

WHAT IS LOVE? - Spotlight On Byron presented by Byron Bay Film Festival at Byron Theatre

SHORT DOC | 35 MINS | DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: JANE MARTIN | CO-EDITOR: ALEX MANKIEWICZ

The world as we know it is changing. What is holding us together is love… Love is a word we all use, but rarely stop and try to define. ‘What Is Love?’ asks this question of people from all walks of life, ages, sexualities and cultures. Everyone brings unique stories of love: love lost, love won – perspectives both personal and universal.

They speak from the depths of years of experience, from the freshness of youth, from the battlegrounds and successes of love. The ninety interviewees had no idea of the questions in advance. They graced us with their innermost feelings and thoughts: actors, writers, artists, musicians, spiritual teachers, the woman who overturned DOMA, astrologers, politicians, therapists, farmers, entrepreneurs, yogis, chefs and surfers and so many more, including Alec Baldwin, Lynda LaPlante, Rodney Yee, Edie Windsor, Mercedes Ruehl, John Mankiewicz and Ron Guttman.

‘What Is Love?’ offers something for all of us to relate to, to question, to discuss, to pass on. Moments that touch the very essence of our souls with humor, pathos, vulnerability, joy and occasional stunned silence.

Byron Bay International Film Festival 2020 at Byron Theatre

Please Note: This is a live theatre event.

This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.

We strongly encourage you to purchase 2 or more seats with friends, so there are fewer empty spaces and more people can enjoy the show.

For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.

 

N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
6.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
7.00pm – Theatre doors open
7.30pm – BBFF2020 – Spotlight On Byron
9.30pm – Event concludes