Byron All Shorts 2023 Call for Entries

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Byron All Shorts 2023 – Call for Entries Now Open!
Entries Extended Deadline: Mon 9th Jan 2023
Filmmaker Notification Date: Fri 20 Jan 2023

Now in it’s 18th year, Byron All Shorts, celebrates the filmmaking talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

Filmmakers from across the region are invited to submit their short films of up to 30min in length, from all genres.

The best of local short films will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme on Sat 18th Feb 4pm, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short filmmaking. Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will be presented for the iQ-Flickerfest Best Short Film Award, the Emerging Talent Award & the Best Short Film Audience Award; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

Byron All Shorts competition is included in Bangalow Flickerfest’s 3-day film festival event at Bangalow A&i Hall Thur 16th Feb to Sat 18th Feb 2023, which provides a platform to celebrate, encourage and support local filmmakers to produce and share their stories; alongside the best of shorts films for around the world. Byron All Shorts is a dedicated Northern Rivers short film competition, judged by a team of professional local Northern Rivers film industry members.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 32nd year in 2023 and is Australia’s only Oscar® Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival. Since 1999, Flickerfest has been bringing its unique programmes of award-winning Australian and international shorts to the Byron region, hosted by iQ Inc. (program details coming soon @flickerfest)

iQ Inc is proud to have continued providing a dedicated screening platform for local filmmakers since 2006; and to be presenting an inspirational, world calibre experience for local filmmakers & audiences with the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival tour screenings since 1999.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Entries Now Open!

Entries Deadline: Mon 9th Jan 2023 – download Byron All Shorts 2023 entry form here | call 0414 779 881 for enquiries.

Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening: Sat 18th Feb – door 3pm | films 4pm
followed by the,
Byron All Shorts Awards: 
Sat 18th Feb – door 6.30pm | (30mims after the finalists screening)

Location: Bangalow A&i Hall – 3 Station St, Bangalow

Festival Partners:
Flickerfest, Avid Software, In Your Face Productions, Screenworks, Gage Roads Brew Co, Rosnay Organic Wines, Parkers Organic Juices.

Check out past years Finalists & Awards here.

BAS-FF Filmstrip

 

 

15th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 5th July, 6.30pm

at the Byron Theatre – Tickets here

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present their annual evening of inspiring aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 and this year’s theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’

This year’s programme of Flickerfest favourites is curated from the recent Flickerfest Academy® qualifying Australian competition and will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories, who’s compelling voices will inspire, move and delight.

The filmmakers and film creatives featuring in the 15th Arakwal NAIDOC week screening are some of the leading lights in indigenous film today, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

The programme features 10-multi award winning short films with highlights including the moving and insightful ‘Strange Country’, winner of Best Cinematography at Flickerfest 2022, produced and shot by award-winning Aboriginal cinematographer Tyson Perkins, starring acclaimed actor Hunter Page-Lochard, the delightful animation ‘Jarli’ about a young First Nations girl in outback Australia who dreams of flying to the stars co-written by Casino Bundjalung man Jon Bell, the delightful ‘Shiny One’ from writer /director Viviana Petyarre, an Alyawarre filmmaker from Utopia in the Northern Territory and award winning producer Tanith Glynn Maloney’s first film as writer/ director ‘Finding Jedda’ based on the original auditions for the role in 1953 and a tribute the original ‘Jedda’ star the late Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM.

A local Arakwal Traditional Custodian will welcome us all to Country on the night.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible First Nations filmmakers championing Aboriginal voices through this year’s NAIDOC theme; ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ & support the celebration of Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre & sponsored by The Byron Theatre.

Buy Tickets here: on the Byron Theatre What’s On page or at the Byron Theatre
Tickets also available at door – ‘subject to availability': $17/$15 con
Book early – Don’t miss out!
Purchase by 30June to redeem Discovery vouchers.

More info: 0414 779881

15th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Films Screening Programme – 98min

View the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2022 sizzle reel here

Download Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2022 programme PDF here

FLiCKERFEST 2022 Indigenous Spotlight programme

Wanmari still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Wanmari / 4min / 2021
Wri: Karen Rogers | Dir: Jake Duczynski | Prod: Courtney Collins
A Ngalakgan woman from Ngukurr, NT, just wants to catch a nailfish at her favourite fishing spot, Wanmari. But her family are thwarting her plans. When she sees an eagle, her grandfather’s dreaming, she remembers to use the knowledge she has of Country & soon, good luck comes her way.

Good Night still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Good Night / 8min / 2021
Wri/Dir: David Vincent Smith | Prod: Kate Separovich
A busy sound engineer (Clarence Ryan) accepts a last-minute recording job from a stranger (Caroline Brazier) instead of heading home to his family & is deeply affected by the song he’s recording.

Finding Jedda still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Finding Jedda / 8min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Tanith Glynn-Maloney
At St Mary’s Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head to head auditioning for the lead role in a movie, & face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.

Jarli still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Jarli / 8min / 2021
Wri: Jon Bell, Andrew Dillon, Erica Harrison | Dir: Chantelle Murray, Simon Rippingale | Prod: Ryan Greaves
Jarli Jones, a young First Nations girl in outback Australia, dreams of flying to the stars and sets out on an adventure to do just that.

Lifeblood still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Lifeblood / 19min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Nicholas Tory | Prod: Jonathan Nix, Aunty Dot Martin, Phil Sullivan
A stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.

Strange Country still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Strange Country / 15min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Rhys Day | Prod: Tyson Perkins
Strange Country is a tale about ancient spirits that inhabit a far remote corner of Australia’s wilderness, and the people they choose for special tasks to protect the land from those that wish to steal from it for personal gain.

Sunnies still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Sunnies / 11min / 2020
Wri/Dir: Ismail Khan | Prod: Skye Leon
After roaming the streets of his neighbourhood one morning, Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen, decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops – an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.

Tooly still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Tooly / 10min / 2021
Wri/Dir: Karla Hart | Producer: Cody Greenwood
A young indigenous girl struggling to engage with her culture learns of Tooly, the sign of an impending death in the family.

Shiny One still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Shiny One / 10min / 2021
Wri/Dir: Viviana Petyarre | Prod: Tanith Glynn-Maloney
A young man dreams of escaping his bush community and finding riches, but soon learns that wealth comes in many forms.

Jacky Jacky The Helicopter Pilot still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Jacky Jacky The Hellicopter Pilot / 4min / 2021
Wri: James Schultz | Dir: Rodney Stratton | Prod: Sue Hanson
Jacky Jacky is jack of all trades on a station near Norseman, WA. The best mustered around! That is, until the helicopter arrives. This fun Aboriginal joke provides a giggle!

Total Runtime: 98 mins

 

 

 

FLiCKERFEST BANGALOW & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022

31st International Short Film Festival

Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying
& BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Thu 31 March – Sat 2 April 2022
A&i Hall, Bangalow.

*Flood Recovery Fundraiser*

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BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘The Rise’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Gus Goozee (Byron Bay)
$250 AUD, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $1,300)

Jury Special Mention
‘Jazmin’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Nicole Sullivan (Clunes)

Jury Special Mention
‘Tribe’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Simon Adams (Nimbin)

SAE CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
‘The Lighthouse’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Tomas Bardino Lynch (Ewingsdale)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST YOUTH/SCHOOLS  SHORT FILM
‘The Rock Pool Waltz’

Wri/Dir/Prod: Marlon Denning (Lennox Head)
$100 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘The Rise’
Wri/Prod/Prod: Gus Goozee (Byron Bay)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

*All award winners also receive a 1yr Screenworks Membership & Season Pass+1 to Mullum Flickerfest 2023.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2022 – 31st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Thursday 31 Mar: doors 7pm- Opening Drinks | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts programme $25/22 conc (+bf)
Tasty Yaman snack & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Gage Roads beer, PS Organic juices

Friday 1 Apr: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts programme, doors 7pm, $17/15 conc (+bf)

Saturday 2 Apr: 4pm- Byron All Shorts finalist programme & Awards, doors 3pm, $17/15 conc (+bf)

Saturday 2 Apr: 8pm- Short Laughs Comedy programme, doors 7pm, $17/15 conc (+bf)

Season Pass: $60/50 conc (+bf)

BUY TICKETS HERE!

Run-time: (approx 110min each session)
Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

(online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door.

Any general or tickets enquires pls call Shane: 0414 779 881

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
Serving delicious cakes, coffee, tea, organic Rosnay wine, Gage Roads beer & PS Organics drinks.

*Cashless transactions for Tickets at door & Cafe (*only)!
– Parking available in the Showgrounds

Join us for a fabulous weekend of the best short films that the local region, Australia & the world has on offer.

Flood Recovery Fundraiser: Flickerfest Bangalow & Byron All Shorts 2022 is a fund-raiser for local flood recovery for the Koori Mail’s rebuild and recovery of many indigenous families throughout the Bundjalung nation and the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood centres local rebuild and recovery initiatives. 100% of profits from ticket sales across the weekend will be shared between these organisations.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ Inc.

 

ABOUT FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 31st year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in late January 2022, now selected highlights of the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world are touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Feb – Oct 2022; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 25th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2022 and will celebrate its 31st birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2022 tour will take place at the A&i Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received from over 100 countries for Flickerfest Bondi.

Along with the Byron All Shorts finalists screening, audiences will experience the best of short films from the Byron Region, Australia and around the World over 3 cinematic-packed days.

Celebrate amazing independent film-making in Bangalow from Thur 31 Mar – Sat 2 Apr 2022.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2022 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 31st March

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 25th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a catered opening night party including complimentary tasty snacks & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.
…followed by…

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.
Programme & highlights include: the delightful New Zealand comedy Space Invader that tells the story of young Max who loves three things, hanging out with his dad who’s his best mate, Star Wars and baked beans and the delightful and heart warming UK drama Roy, where a reclusive widower Roy (BAFTA winner David Bradley, Broadchurch, Harry Potter) passes his days cold calling strangers until a chance meeting with a young woman Cara (Oscar winner Rachel Shelton) see an unlikely friendship forged.

Friday 1st April

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Qualifying competition in Bondi.
Programme & highlights: the intimate and moving surf drama Beautiful They, by local director Cloudy Rhodes, who grew up in Mullumbimby and now lives in Lennox Head, finely crafted thriller Run South produced by and starring Possum Creek resident Paul Henri, who grew up in the area, and sibling drama You And Me Before And After starring Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black) and Emily Barclay (Baby Teeth), produced by Liam Heyen, who grew up in Myocum, These locally connected shorts screen alongside other Flickerfest favourites, including quirky black space comedy The Home Team starring comedy legend Paul McDermott and acclaimed actress Tara Morice (Strictly Ballroom).

Saturday 2nd April

4pm – Byron All Shorts- Northern Rivers Competition Finalists screening

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 17th year presenting the Best Of Northern Rivers Shorts; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. Around 15 local short films will screen across this 105-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. The awards ceremony will be held 15-20mins after the screening (time to allow the Jury to decide the winners) & will conclude by 7pm.
Programme & highlights: local director Luca Fox’s moving story about two brothers You Know How He Is shot in Mullumbimby and starring a cast of local young actors, the uplifting eco documentary Loggerhead shot in Fingal head and following the local communities moving fight to save the Loggerhead turtle and The Rockpool Waltz by 15 year old Lennox head resident Marlon Denning, which was awarded Best High School film at the SAE FlickerUp Youth competition at Flickerfest Bondi.

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.
Programme & highlights include: the delightful comedy Don Vs Lightning, starring the legendary Peter Mullan as Don, who just wants a quiet in the Scottish highlands, alas life has other plans, Nash Edgerton’s clever comedy Shark starring Rose Byrne and hilarious UK Canadian animation Affairs Of The Art, recently nominated for an Oscar
The Flickerfest team – Bronwyn Kidd (Festival Director), Shane Rennie (Production & Tour Manager) & Amy Hoogenboom (Production Coordinator) – Northern Rivers and Mullumbimby residents are always thrilled, after delivering their 10 day Bondi festival to bring the Flickerfest tour home to their local region and to present the 45 venue national tour across Australia.

Don’t miss this one-off chance to see these amazing shorts before they continue their journey around the world; curated from the Flickerfest competition screenings at Bondi; expect to experience the best in short film-making Australia, the world & the region has on offer.

 

Check out the Flickerfest 2022 Tour trailer

We are thrilled to share our official Flickerfest 2022 Festival trailer celebrating yet another ode to an iconic film, our very own tribute to Baz Luhrman’s iconic classic ‘The Great Gatsby’. Set in 1922 The Great Gatsby illuminates the roaring 20’s and the revelry of life post the great war and the Spanish Flu pandemic, with parallels to our own contemporary experience with Covid-19. Now 100 years on the Flickerfest 2022 trailer presents our very own take on this classic story of excess, glamour and love after challenging times.

Written & directed by Flickerfest alumni Naomi Fryer, & produced by Katherine Shearer (This River, Spectrum Award for Best Short Film at Flickerfest 2021) our Flickerfest 2022 Gatsby Tribute features the wonderful acting talents of Remy Hii, Michael Sheasby and Ellie Gall, alongside a fabulous cast of entertainers who truly encapsulate the Gatsby spirit. Our 2022 trailer was made possible by some incredible supporters including Trackdown Studios, Spectrum Films, The Solid State, Bull Ant Film, Panavision, Fountainhead Casting, art direction by Nicolle Churi Creative & photography by Alina Gozin’a.

Flickerfest 2022- celebrating 31 years!
‘A Kaleidoscopic Carnival Of Short Films!’

#flickerfest2022


 

BYRON ALL SHORTS

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Sat 2 April: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $17/15

Sat 2 April: Byron All Shorts Awards – will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

A&i Hall, Bangalow

 

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

Also being presented is the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening, selected from around 50 entries each year, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including drama, environment, surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between.

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 2nd April, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

Support our regions local stories & see the best of our local filmmakers, alongside the best in the world.

*The awards presentation is on Saturday 2nd April, 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme

Youth filmmakers 18 & under:

The Rock Pool Waltz / 8min / Lennox Head (Best Youth/Schools Short – BAS 2022)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Marlon Denning
During COVID lockdown, a boy’s affinity with nature eases his loneliness and leads to an incredible friendship.

To Be Or Not To Be / 5min / Cudgera Creek
Dir/Wri/Prod: Jake Frazer
Two young brothers battle to survive hardship. The outcome; two diversely different mindsets.

Children Of Nature / 5min / Goonengerry
Dir/Wri/Prod: Zoe Morison
The journey of two sisters with a wholesome relationship but find themselves growing apart. They eventually reconcile, becoming closer again, before the older of the two drowns in the river. The younger sister is grief-stricken, but through nature, she heals and returns to the river to reflect on what she has learned from her loss.

Open Category:

Tribe / 6min / Nimbin (Jury Special Mention – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri: Simon Adams | Prod: Circus Arts Australia & Mirth Production
Tribe ‘The thing that bonds us are what we do together’
Travelling along the railway to meet friends only to be confronted by others, ‘the tightrope of youth and surviving and thriving’. A showcase of local youth and exposé of their Circus skills.

Earth Ball / 19min / Uki
Dir/Wri/Prod: Andrew Kidman | Prod: Dave Denis
A true story of Mother Earth.

The Long Road Home / 4min / Kingscliff
Dir/Wri/Prod: Katie Tonkin | Prod: Molly Phillips
Bev was part of the Stolen Generation. Raised in a mission against her parents’ will, she fought against the odds to become who she is now.

You Know How He Is / 6min / Mullumbimby
Dir/Wri: Luca Fox | Prod: Natalie Grube
When 10 year old Otis is given the task of looking after his autistic younger brother, a game of tag with friends becomes a test of his integrity.

Jazmin / 4min / Clunes (Jury Special Mention – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri/Prod: Nicole Sullivan
Jazmin Theodora, 83 is A Nimbin Local Legend and Tarot reader. Jazmin uses her physic abilities to get people in touch with who they are. Her story is about always being yourself. Own who you are and be proud of who you are, regardless of your age. A strong, passionate woman, Jazmin’s zest life shines through inspiring others to live their very best life.

The Oceans Keeper / 6min / Byron Bay
WrI/Dir/Prod: Gabriella Leckenby | Wri: Alessandra Salviani | Prod: Tara Davies
A young girl shares her thoughts about the most important day of the year, in the worst year of her life.

The Lighthouse / 19min / Ewingsdale (SAE Emerging Talent Award – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri/Prod: Tomas Lynch
A deep dive into the mind of the inspiring Tommy Franklin. A Byron local, who was mentally and physically hurt by life and his reflections on the past, present and future.

The Rise / 10min / Byron Bay (Best Short Film & Audience Award – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri/Prod: Gus Goozee
A pre-apocalyptic sci-fi drama that explores the climate crisis from the perspective of young Jonah as he navigates an unknown future where a sudden climate event threatens his whole world. The Rise is a modern day myth that speaks to the existential angst of our times and explores how the threat of environmental collapse weighs on the shoulders of our young people.

Loggerhead / 27min / Fingal Head
Dir: Matt Barwick | Prod: Sarah Jantos
An endangered female loggerhead turtle has laid her eggs too late in the season for them to be viable. They stand no chance of surviving the rapidly cooling sand temperatures. LOGGERHEAD chronicles the story of the inspiring efforts of a small village in Northern NSW, where community and various organisations come together to do everything possible to help a vulnerable species. With ingenuity, cooperation and belief, and the blessings of indigenous elders, a small village sets out to make a difference.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 2nd April, 4pm, shortly followed by the Byron All Shorts Awards presentation which will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

These amazing local films screen to a packed house each year, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making from the Northern Rivers region.

MEET THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of film practitioners.
(The awards presentation is held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.).

Nell Schofield headshot 350wNell Schofield

Nell is a performer and producer whose films include Guarding the Galilee (2017) and A Mighty Force (2018).

Co-curator of TEDxByronBay2021, Nell has worked on a range of projects with ABC TV, Showtime, CNN International, Channel 9, ABC Radio National, and BayFM where she hosts Road Trip.

An advocate for positive social change, she is one of Al Gore’s Climate Reality leaders and has worked with Lock the Gate, Solar Citizens and The Sunrise Project on impactful environmental campaigns. She also narrates feature documentaries such as Australia Says Yes, Project Manta, and Cuttlefish – the brainy bunch as well as popular programs like ABC’s Media Watch where she has worked for over 20 years.

Well known for her lead role in the cult classic film Puberty Blues, Nell is a graduate of NIDA where she and fellow students created the original stage play Strictly Ballroom.

Benjamin Gilmour

Benjamin Gilmour is a writer and filmmaker, director of the films ‘Jirga’ (2019), ‘Paramedico’ (2012) and ‘Son of a Lion’ (2008). He lives in Northern NSW, Australia.

 

Deb Cox headshot 350wDeb Cox

As creator, producer, and writer Deb Cox has been responsible for some of Australia’s best-loved productions. Forming Every Cloud Productions with Fiona Eagger in 2009 she added to her successful and popular work, co-creating and writing on three seasons of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which has sold to more than 170 territories around the world.

Other Every Cloud productions include legal-drama Newton’s Law, indigenous series The Gods of Wheat Street, AACTA-winning youth-drama Deadlock, Miss Fisher spin-off Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, theatrical feature Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, and ratings hit Seachange Reimagined. This followed numerous productions from Deb’s early career including miniseries Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies, feature Dead Letter Office, and drama series SeaChange, CrashBurn, and East of Everything. Most recently Deb has executive produced mystery drama Eden, and comedy feature A Sunburnt Christmas, for Stan, and executive produced and co-written the second season of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries for Acorn TV.

FLiCKERFEST BANGALOW & BYRON ALL SHORTS – PARTNERS

Thank you to our partners, your support enhances our regions creative industries & is greatly appreciated.
Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

MAJOR PARTNERS & PRIZE PARTNERS

iQ and Flickerfest 
iQ & Flickerfest – Festival Creators and Cash Prize Partners (Jury Award for Best Short Film)

 


SAE Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)


INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

 

 

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MEDIA SUPPORTERS

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Byron All Shorts 2022 – Call for Entries

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Byron All Shorts 2022 – Entries Closed!
Entries Extended Deadline: Fri 7th Jan 2022
Filmmaker Notification Date: Fri 21 Jan 2022

Byron All Shorts celebrates the film-making talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

Filmmakers from across the region are invited to submit their short films of up to 30min in length, from all genres.

The best of local short films will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme on Sat 26th Feb 4pm, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short filmmaking. Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will be presented for the iQ-Flickerfest Best Short Film Award, the SAE Institute Emerging Talent Award & the Best Short Film Audience Award; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

Included in Mullum Flickerfest’s 3-day film festival event at Mullumbimby Civic Hall Thur 24th Feb to Sat 26th Feb 2022, is the Byron All Shorts competition, which provides a platform to celebrate, encourage and support local filmmakers to produce and share their stories. Byron All Shorts is a dedicated Northern Rivers short film competition, judged by a team of professional local Northern Rivers film industry members.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 31st year in 2022 and is Australia’s only Oscar® Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival. Since 1999, Flickerfest has been bringing its unique programmes of award-winning Australian and international shorts to the Byron region, hosted by iQ Inc. (program details coming soon @flickerfest)

iQ Inc is proud to have continued providing a dedicated screening platform for local filmmakers since 2006; and to be presenting an inspirational, world calibre experience for local filmmakers & audiences with the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival tour screenings since 1999.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Entries Now Open!

Entries Extended Deadline: Fri 7th Jan 2022 – download Byron All Shorts 2022 entry form here | call 0414 779 881 for enquiries.

Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening: Sat 26th Feb – door 3pm | films 4pm
followed by the,
Byron All Shorts Awards: 
Sat 26th Feb – door 6.30pm | (30mims after the finalists screening)

Location: Mullum Civic Hall – 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Festival Partners:
Flickerfest, SAE Institute, Avid Software, In Your Face Productions, Screenworks, Gage Roads Brew Co, Rosnay Organic Wines, Parkers Organic Juices.

Check out past years Finalists & Awards here.

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14th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Wednesday 7th July, 6.30pm (Sold Out)

2nd Screening due to high demand (sponsored by Byron Theatre):
Saturday 10 July, 6.30pm – Tickets here
at Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021, this years theme ‘Heal Country!

This year’s programme curated from Flickerfest favourites will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories who’s compelling voices will inspire and delight.

The filmmakers have become some of the leading lights in indigenous filmmaking, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

Programme includes: award winning short The Moogai by Casino wri/dir Jon Bell;
Closed Doors by award winning Australian actor Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman), starring Wayne Blair; the delightful & inspiring documentary Djuwalpada from Wagilak songman Daniel Wilfred all the way from North East Arnhem Land; moving sibling story Bala, the first short film by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s former senior choreographer Deborah Brown; & Bama by local emerging filmmaker Jahvis Loveday winner of the jury & audience award at this years iQ/Flickerfest Byron All Shorts.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers championing aboriginal voices through this years NAIDOC theme ‘Heal Country!’; & support the celebration of aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Buy Tickets here: byroncentre.com.au or at the Byron Theatre (Community Centre)
Tickets also available at door – ‘subject to availability': $17/$15 con
Don’t miss out – limited to 130 tickets due to Covid restrictions.

More info: 0414 779881

14th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Films Screening Programme – 110min

View the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2021 sizzle reel here

Download Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2021 programme here

Break It Down 'Bunyarra' still 1920wBREAK IT DOWN ‘BUNYARRA’ / 4mins / 2020
Wri/Dir/Prod: Desert Pea
Bunyarra is the Bundjalung word for ‘in good health’, and Local Arakwal elder Delta Kay shares stories about her land and staying healthy on country during the pandemic.

Bama still 1920wBAMA / 5mins / 2020
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday
After the first day of private school in the city, a young aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community after being so far away from them.

Wirun still 1920wWIRUN / 9mins / 2020
Wri: Ebony McGuire, Chad O’Brien | Dir: Chad O’Brien | Prod: Jemma Douglas
A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class.

The Moogai still 1920wTHE MOOGAI / 15mins / 2020
Wri/Dir: Jon Bell | Prod: Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Taylor Goddard, Mitchell Stanley
An Aboriginal psychological horror, THE MOOGAI is the story of a family terrorised by a child-stealing spirit.
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Sparkles still 1920wSPARKLES / 13mins / 2020
Wri: Tina Fielding | Dir: Jacqueline Pelczar | Prod: Cody Greenwood
A 30-something-year-old Down Syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city. Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with a Drag Queen from the Outback, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are.

Bala still 1920wBALA / 10mins / 2020
Wri: Melissa Lee Speyer | Dir: Deborah Brown | Prod: Georgia Noe O’Brien
In this poetic short, a former navy officer reunites with his cousins to grieve after learning of his much-loved grandfathers’ death, soon after the break-up of a relationship.

Closed Doors still 1920wCLOSED DOORS / 15mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Hunter Page-Lochard, Carter Fred Simpkin | Prod: Mitchell Stanley, Toni Stowers
Regaining consciousness in a car wreck, a young father finds that his daughter is missing.
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Djuwalpada still 1920wDJUWALPADA / 14mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Daniel Wilfred | Wri: Nicola Bell | Prod: Courtney Collins
Djuwalpada is the story of a young songman from southeast Arnhem Land sharing his culture to keep it alive.
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Between Two Lines still 1920wBETWEEN TWO LINES / 15mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Jack Steele | Prod: Mitchell Stanley, Toni Stowers
A story of two men’s journey for their identity set in WW1.
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Elders still 1920wELDERS / 10mins / 2019
Wri: Tracey Rigney | Dir: Tony Briggs | Prod: Damienne Pradier
Two Elders feel their grandson is ready to start learning vitally important lessons that will equip him with the tools to maintain the future survival of his culture.

 

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021

30th International Short Film Festival

Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying
& BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Thu 18 February – Sat 20 February 2021
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Bama’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday (Ocean Shores)
$250 AUD, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $1,300)

SAE Creative Media Institute – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
‘In The Light Of Day’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Ethan Lamb-Kelly (Myocum)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Bama’
Wri/Prod/Prod: Jahvis Loveday (Ocean Shores)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

Jury Special Mention
‘How Much Can A Koala Bear’
Wri/Dir: Chris Davis | Prod: Chris Davis, Ben Gerbanis (Lennox Head)

Jury Special Mention
‘Rise’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Guinevere Rose (Casino)

*All award winners also receive a 1yr Screenworks Membership & Season Pass+1 to Mullum Flickerfest 2022.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2021 – 30th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Thursday 18 Feb: doors 7pm- Opening Night Drinks | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts $25/22 conc (+bf) SOLD OUT
Tasty snacks & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Gage Roads beer, Parkers Organic juices

Friday 19 Feb: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts, doors 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf) SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 Feb: 4pm- Byron All Shorts & Awards (full programme details below), doors 3pm, $14/12 conc (+bf) SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 Feb: 8pm- Short Laughs Comedy, doors 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf) BUY TIX

Run-time: (approx 110min each session)
Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

(online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door..
Covid-safe event at 75% capacity, with allocated seating on arrival.

Any general or tickets enquires pls call Shane: 0414 779 881

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
Serving delicious LuLu’s cakes, Byron pizza, Byron organic coffee, tea, organic Rosnay wine, Gage Roads beer & PS Organics drinks.

*Cashless transactions preferred for Tickets at door & Cafe!

Join us for a fabulous weekend of the best short films that the local region, Australia & the world has on offer.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

 

ABOUT MULLUM FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 30th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in late January 2021, now selected highlights of the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world are touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Feb – Oct 2021; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 24th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2021 and will celebrate its 30th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2021 tour will take place at the Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 2,700 entries received from over 100 countries for Flickerfest Bondi.

Along with the Byron All Shorts finalists screening, audiences will experience the best of short films from the Byron Region, Australia and around the World over 3 cinematic-packed days.

Celebrate amazing independent film-making in Mullumbimby from the 18 Feb – 20 Feb.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2021 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 18th February

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 24th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a catered opening night party including complimentary tasty snacks & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.
…followed by…

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.
Highlights include: the Australian premieres of the hilarious French animation ‘Normal’ winner of Best Animation at Flickerfest Bondi, ‘David’ starring legendary comedy actor Will Ferrell directed by actor Zachary Woods (The Office), who said he “wanted to make a movie about people who are funny and sad and trying their best – which, in my limited experience, is most people’ and the heart warming and incredibly soulful” ‘Frankie Jean And The Morning Star’ from New Zealand.

 

Friday 19th February

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Qualifying competition in Bondi.
Highlights include: the intimate and moving drama ‘This River’ shot in Lismore by locally grown director Naomi Fryer, awarded Best Direction at Flickerfest Bondi, finely crafted indigenous thriller ‘The Moogai’ by local Bundjalung man Jon Bell (Gods Of Wheat Street) and the delightfully clever animation ‘Roborovski’ by actors Tilda Cobham- Hervey and Dev Patel,(Lion, Hotel Mumbai) penned by Oscar nominated writer John Collee (Happy Feet, Master and Commander), about an adorable miniature hamster seeking revenge, awarded Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest Bondi.

 

Saturday 20th February

4pm – Byron All Shorts (see full programme below)

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 16th year presenting the Best Of Northern Rivers Shorts; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 14 local short films will screen across this 105-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. The awards ceremony will be held 15-20mins after the screening (time to allow the Jury to decide the winners) & will conclude by 7pm.
Highlights include: a celebration of the culture of women surfers in Lennox Heads ‘Changing Tides’ wri/dir Mia Schirmer; and teenage empowerment short ‘Get Out Of Your Head’ wri/dir Rose Eadie; plus unique female driven environmental activism ‘Raw Action’ Iris Ray-Nunn & Trevor Avedissian; and a young aboriginal boys connection to culture and family ‘BAMA’ wri/dir Jahvis Loveday.

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.
Highlights include: the cute and heart warming ‘Pawsea: the Melancholic Ruminations Of A French Bulldog’ where Rocky certainly has a lot on his mind as he searches for meaning, delightful French short ‘A La Mode’ set in a kingdom tormented by fashion crazes and the hilarious Australian short ‘Glen’ where our 50 something hero must come face to face with facebook in his quest for new love.

 

Don’t miss this one-off chance to see these amazing shorts before they continue their journey around the world; curated from the Flickerfest competition screenings at Bondi; expect to experience the best in short film-making Australia, the world & the region has on offer.
Check out the Flickerfest 2021 Tour trailer


This year our Flickerfest 2021 Tour trailer celebrates yet another ode to an iconic film, our very own tribute to Baz Luhrman’s iconic classic ‘Moulin Rouge’. We’re thrilled to share our modern day loved-up Satine & Christian. Written & directed by Flickerfest alumni Rebekah Jackson, & produced by Elaine Beckett of Trackdown and Angus Young of Brewcasa, our Moulin Rouge tribute features the wonderful talents of Tysan Towney, Ariane Sallis & Stephen Hunter and was made possible by some incredible supporters including Trackdown Studios, Spectrum Films, The Solid State, Brewcasa Creative, Panavision, & Chicken & Chips Casting with photography by Alina Gozina. Thank you all!.
Great Short Film Never Dies!

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Sat 20 Feb: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $14/12

Sat 20 Feb: Byron All Shorts Awards – will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

 

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

Also being presented is the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening, selected from around 50 entries each year, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including drama, environment, surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between.

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 20 Feb, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

Support our regions local stories & see the best of our local filmmakers, alongside the best in the world.

*The awards presentation is on Saturday 20th Feb, 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme

Cadence still 1920w (Byron All Shorts)Cadence / 5min / Grafton
Dir/Prod: Danny Loyden | Wri/Prod: Samantha Lovejoy
Cadence, a young cyclist who is disheartened by a world dominated by cars, longs for the days when everyone rode a bike. In a moment of melancholy, she is propelled on an unexpected journey back in time to the heyday of cycling to battle it out on the track against tenacious young women for two-wheeled glory. But what will the future hold for this place they once called Bike Town?

Get Out Of Your Head / 9min / Mullumbimby / Cape Byron Steiner School
Dir/Wri/Prod: Rose Eadie
A teenage girl, who has to overcome personal obstacles in order to accept herself.

Changing Tides / 7min / Lennox Head / Xavier Catholic College, Ballina
Dir/Wri/Prod: Mia Schirmer
Changing Tides explores the culture of female surfers in the town of Lennox Head.

Ballet Class / 5min / Nimbin
Dir/Wri: Colleen Coy | Prod: Mirth Productions
Ballet Class is a short film introducing participants of the 2020 Nimbin adult ballet class. This art documentary warmly features a supportive community of diverse individuals that find health and joy through dance.

Esk / 7min / shot in Clarence River
Dir/Wri/Prod: Rani Brown
Raging bushfires devastated the Esk River, in Northern NSW in December, 2019. We journey along this ancient, perennial river and see it slowly transform as it regenerates after the firestorms. We come to Bundjalung country from outside “by boat without engine, to the first world”.

Bama / 5min / Ocean Shores
Dir/Wri/Prod: Jahvis Loveday
After the first day of private school in the city, a young aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community after being so far away from them.

The Incidental Blacksmith / 5min / Ocean Shores
Dir/Wri/Prod: Susie Forster
Finding your way out of depression, when you live with deafness, is a challenge that could defeat even the most determined. Barney Lund uses the forgotten art of blacksmithing to forge his way back to life, family and love.

How Much Can A Koala Bear? / 5min / Lennox Head
Dir/Wri: Chris Davis | Prod: Chris Davis, Ben Gerbanis
A koala moves to a country town to live amongst the very animal that destroyed her home, humans.

Turning Six / 4min / Myocum
Dir: Ellen Richardson | Wri/Prod: Ellen Richardson, Tracey Richardson
A young girl shares her thoughts about the most important day of the year, in the worst year of her life.

In The Light Of Day / 5min / Myocum / Cape Byron Steiner School
Dir/Wri/Prod: Ethan Lamb-Kelly
The story follows the victim of a car accident. A change of perspective asks the question: Would You Save Her?

HomesCool / 10min / Byron Bay
Dir/Wri/Prod: Ebony Russi
Homescool takes the viewer on a 10-minute journey into the home of a mother and father who harmoniously homeschool their 4 children in the Northern rivers. I made this film with the desire to spread this families unique ethos behind raising and teaching their children and with the hope to inspire other families who may have been forced into homeschooling during Covid-19 lockdowns.

The Road To Alice / 13min / Tintenbar
Dir/Wri/Prod: Tess Lehmann
Alice is miserable, in a job she doesn’t like, a life she doesn’t want, after a chance meeting she goes on the road. A queer film, on choosing yourself.

Rise / 8min / Casino
Dir/Wri/Prod: Guinevere Rose
A psychological drama about a young woman determined to create a ne w identity before her abuser is released from prison. Based on a true story.

Raw Action / 14min / Main Arm
Dir: Trevor Avedissian | Prod: Iris Ray Nunn, Trevor Avedissian
For eight years a group of women from the Northern Rivers of NSW have turned their fears for the environment and the future of their children and grandchildren, into passionate, radical action. The ritual of gathering in circle on the ground, sharing their pain and insights, then courageously stripping bare to be portraits of their concern, has attracted as many as 90 women. The women age from 19 to 75, signifying the extent of concern about the Earth over the generations. Themes of water purity, the dangers of coal mining, aerial spraying, protection of the Great Barrier Reef and a restoration of respect for the bond between Mother and Child, have all been creatively highlighted in these ‘Raw Actions.’

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 20 Feb, 4pm, shortly followed by the Byron All Shorts Awards presentation which will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

These amazing local films screen to a packed house each year, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making from the Northern Rivers region.

MEET THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of film practitioners.
(The awards presentation is held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.).

Lois Randall headshotLois Randall is an award winning Screen Producer with a passion for distinctive voices and stories. Most recently she was Co-Producer on the Dollhouse/RKP feature SERIOUSLY RED (now in post). In 2019 she was Producer of the 8 episode drama series SEACHANGE, an ITV and ECP co-production that premiered on Nine as the highest rating TV drama for the year. Through her company Magpie Pictures she was Producer and EP of the internationally acclaimed 13 episode live-action children’s series GRACE BESIDE ME, that has screened on NITV, ABC, CBC and Disney, and awarded Children’s Series of the Year at the 2018 SPA Awards. She was also Producer of THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET, Miniseries of the Year, 2014 SPA Awards, and a Development EP on the 2018 AACTA Award winning web series DEADLOCK, both ECP Productions for ABC. Lois has also produced several acclaimed short films, and previous credits include line producing the ABC drama series EAST OF EVERYTHING and John Weiley’s Imax documentary feature SOLARMAX. Lois is a creative producer with a background in arts development. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree (COFA/UNSW), and BA Communications (UTS).

Dominic Allen headshotDominic Allen (born 20 November 1980) is an award winning Australian director and producer whose work includes short and feature films, music videos, commercials, virtual reality and television documentaries. With a background in fine arts and a passion for social justice, Dominic began making films through documentaries about Fair Trade, migrant issues and Indigenous Australian contemporary culture. His work with migrants led him to a partnership with a Sudanese rapper called Bangs that resulted in him directing the viral hit Take You To The Movies (20million views), while his documentary work with Kimberly Aboriginal youth organisation Yiriman led him to writing and directing the Dendy Best Australian Short film finalist, Two Men, which screened to wide acclaim internationally as well as being instrumental in Dominic winning both the 2009 MIFF Australian Emerging Filmmaker award and the Inside Film Rising Talent Prize. In 2011 Dominic produced the Tribeca award winning feature film Grey Matter with Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza. Most recently Dominic directed and produced a critically acclaimed Virtual Reality documentary Carriberrie, a celebration of Indigenous Australian Song and Dance. Carriberrie premiered at the Australian Musuem in Sydney, and screened at Sydney Film Festival as well as at NEXT in the 2018 March du Film, Cannes before becoming a major exhibition at Canberra National Film and Sound Archive.

Sophie Hexter headshotSophie Hexter is an award-winning writer and director. She launched her career in media at Harper’s Bazaar before going on to forge a successful freelance career, including a four-year tenure as a columnist with the The Age. A deeply sensitive storyteller with a highly stylised aesthetic, Sophie’s pathway to filmmaking was the alchemical collision of craft, skill and style. Her debut documentary short, The Battle, screened at over 30 international film festivals, including Cannes and Asthetica. Her dramatic short, Hitch, premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival in the US and St Kilda Film Festival in Australia, and won the Audience Choice Award at Flickerfest Byron All Shorts. Her documentary short, Drummer Girl, was nominated for Best Documentary Short at Big Sky Film Festival in Montana in 2018 and screened widely throughout Europe and America. Her most recent documentary short, The Nightside, screened at the Uptown New York Film Festival and SENE Film Festival in 2020 where is was awarded best documentary short. Sophie is currently developing her feature directorial debut, W.SMITH, which has been the recipient of numerous screenwriting awards. She has a BA from Monash University, Melbourne, and an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford University, England.

 

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS – PARTNERS

Thank you to our partners, your support enhances our regions creative industries & is greatly appreciated.
Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

MAJOR PARTNERS & PRIZE PARTNERS

iQ and Flickerfest 
iQ & Flickerfest – Festival Creators and Cash Prize Partners (Jury Award for Best Short Film)

 

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SAE Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)


INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

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In Your Face

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

BayFM

 BEVERAGE SUPPORTERS

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Byron All Shorts 2021 – Call for Entries

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Byron All Shorts 2021 – Entries Now Closed.
Filmmaker Notification Date: Fri 29 January

Byron All Shorts celebrates the film-making talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

Filmmakers from across the region are invited to submit their short films of up to 30min in length, from all genres.

The best of local short films will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme on Sat 20th Feb 4pm, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short filmmaking. Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will be presented for the iQ-Flickerfest Best Short Film Award, the SAE Institute Emerging Talent Award & the Best Short Film Audience Award; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

Included in Mullum Flickerfest’s 3-day annual film festival event at Mullumbimby Civic Hall Thur 18th Feb to Sat 20th Feb, 2021, is the Byron All Shorts competition, which provides a platform to celebrate, encourage and support local filmmakers to produce and share their stories. Byron All Shorts is a dedicated Northern Rivers short film competition, judged by a team of professional local Northern Rivers film industry members.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 30th year in 2021 and is Australia’s only Oscar® Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival. Since 1999, Flickerfest has been bringing its unique programmes of award-winning Australian and international shorts to the Byron region, hosted by iQ Inc. (program details coming soon @flickerfest)

iQ Inc is proud to have continued providing a dedicated screening platform for local filmmakers since 2006; and to be presenting an inspirational, world calibre experience for local filmmakers & audiences with the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival tour screenings since 1999.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Entries are now closed.
Enquiries: 0414 779 881

Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening: Sat 20th Feb – door 3pm | films 4pm

Byron All Shorts Awards: Sat 20th Feb – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme)

Location: Mullum Civic Hall – 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Festival Partners:
Flickerfest, SAE Institute, Avid Software, In Your Face Productions, Screenworks, Gage Roads Brew Co, Rosnay Organic Wines, Parkers Organic Juices.

Check out past years Finalists & Awards here.

BAS-FF Filmstrip

 

 

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020

29th International Short Film Festival

Australia’s only Academy® qualifying
& BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Thu 30 January – Sat 1 February 2020
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby.

FLiCKERFEST 2020 – 29th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Thursday 30 Jan: doors open 7pm- Opening Night Party | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts $25/22 conc (+bf)
Tasty snacks, music  & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Gage Roads beer, Parkers Organic juices

Friday 31 Jan: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts, doors open 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf)

Saturday 1 Feb: 4pm- Byron All Shorts (see full programme below), doors open 3pm, $14/12 conc (+bf)

Saturday 1 Feb: 8pm- BAS Awards & Short Laughs Comedy, doors open 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf)

Festival Pass: $55/45 conc (+bf)

Run-time: (approx 110min each session)

Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

Tickets On Sale Now: beside each programme above, via Moshtix (online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door – ‘subject to availability’
Any general or tickets enquires pls call Shane: 0414 779 881
All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs to be w/Adult)

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
Serving delicious organic treats & drinks.

Join us for a fabulous weekend of the best short films that the local region, Australia & the world has on offer.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

ABOUT MULLUM FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 29th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach from 10-19 January 2020, with selected highlights the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Jan – May 2020; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 22nd year in the Northern Rivers region in 2020 and will celebrate its 29th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2020 tour will take place at the Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 3,600 entries near 100 countries.

Along with the Byron All Shorts finalists screening, audiences will experience the best of short films from the Byron Region, Australia and around the World over 3 cinematic-packed days.

Come celebrate amazing independent film-making in Mullumbimby from the 30 Jan – 1 Feb.

FLiCKERFEST 2020 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 30th January

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 21th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a fully catered opening night party including food, music & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.

Highlights include: The moving and intimate French animation ‘Memorable(Yoram Gross Award – Best International Short Animation, Flickerfest 2020 Bondi) nominated for the upcoming Academy® Awards, delightful German film ‘The Jackpot’ where thanks to his best friend Albert the chicken finds himself involved in a fateful game of chance that leads him to his true love and the world premiere of the thought provoking and soulful ‘Re-Entry’ from the Netherlands ‘When a man (you) dies in a traffic accident and gets into a conversation with God, he gets an answer to the biggest question of life’.

Friday 31st January

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Accredited competition in Bondi.

Highlights include: The delightful comedy ‘Chicken(Best Direction in an Australian Short Film, Flickerfest 2020 Bondi) by Papuan- Australian director Alana Hicks; the moving drama ‘A Day In Your Life’ a meditation on homelessness, that is quiet, thoughtful and deeply human; and the multi award winning animation ‘Rebooted(Yoram Gross Award – Best Australian Short Animation, Flickerfest 2020 Bondi) – It’s not easy for a movie-star to age, especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster!

Saturday 1st February

4pm – Byron All Shorts

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 15th year presenting the Best Of Northern Rivers Shorts; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 12 local short films will screen across this 110-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. (see full programme below)

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy & chortle you way through a selection of off-kilter funny shorts from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.

Highlights include: The absurdist and hilarious Korean animation ‘Division Series’ starring Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un and other world leaders battling it out over a bucket of fried chicken, ‘Its Christmas’ starring acting legend Garry Sweet in an Australian family christmas of prawns and cricket that goes completely awry and the much loved and multi awarded comedy ‘A Family Affair’ from the UK ‘When Annabelle wakes up in a strangers bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks her day can’t get any worse. But then Bernard walks in’.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme
check out the Byron All Shorts sizzle reel here.

And the BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 Winners are:

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Home’: Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday & Joy Ben Hur (Mullumbimby)
$250 AUD, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $3,000)

SAE Creative Media Institute – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
‘Roulette’: Wri/Dir/Prod: Bella Kronberger & Freya Berentsen (Byron Bay)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)

Southern Cross Credit Union – AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Wine Lake’: Wri/Prod/Lead Actress: Ailís Logan (Brunswick Heads)| Dir/Prod: Platon Theodoris
$250 AUD, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
*All award winners also receive a Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum Flickerfest 2021.

Home still 1920x1080 (Byron All Shorts)Home / 2.5min / Mullumbimby
Wri/Dir/Prod: 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.

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Bob / 11min / SAE Byron
Wri/Dir: Barbara Taylor | Prod: Bianca Miller
80s Lismore, a young karate loving teen & break-dance loving friend learn that family means many things.

Daryl still 1920x1080 (Byron All Shorts)Daryl / 16min / Broken Head
Wri/Dir/Prod: Terry Bleakley
Daryl had been a volunteer in the local Museum and his job was to produce a pictorial history of Bangalow. Following his disappearance, the local police sergeant tracked down the history which had never before been seen by the community… with good reason. A film where history is reimagined in a very funny & eccentric way.

Finding Home still (Byron All Shorts)Finding Home / 13min / Clunes
Wri/Dir/Prod: Catherine Marciniak
Katka’s artwork is intensely personal, informed by themes of political upheaval, displacement and finding home. Not permitted to express her feelings as a child in the written word Katka’s exquisite drawings are full of codes packed with memories and story that resonate with us all.

Limitless still (Byron All Shorts)Limitless / 9min / Mullumbimby
Dir: Hayden Griffith | Prod: Leon Morton, Henry Brydon, Danielle Said
The story of Jezza Williams, from life as a rogue adventurer to a life-changing accident that left him a C5 tetraplegic. Positivity bursts from every fibre of his being. He’s been to some dark, wild places yet it seems the journey is just beginning.

My Life To A Tee still (Byron All Shorts)My Life To A Tee / 5min / Bangalow
Wri/Dir/Prod: Karena & Peter Wynn-Moylan
An autobiography of a life in the arts told through crew t-shirts.

Manus still 1920x1080 2 (Byron All Shorts)Manus / 13.5min / Lennox Head
Wri/Dir/Prod: Angus McDonald
Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers were held offshore by the Australian Federal Government on Manus Island in PNG for over 6 years:- isolated, unsupported, and separated from their families, they protest peacefully to secure their freedom. Hear the stories of the men on Manus in their own words. view Manus trailer

The Nightside still (Byron All Shorts)The Nightside / 11.5min / Bangalow
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sophie Hexter
What would you do if you inherited a cancer gene? Eight young women from around the globe talk about their experience inheriting the breast cancer (BRCA) gene. view The Nightside trailer

Roulette still 1920x1080 (Byron All Shorts)Roulette / 6min / Suffolk Park
Wri/Dir/Prod: Bella Kronberger & Freya Berentsen
A women with multiple personalities plays a deadly game of chance.

The Men That Come still (Byron All Shorts) 1920x1080The Men That Come / 4min / Broken Head
Wri/Dir/Prod: Clare Sladden
A gothic allegory about the way society treats victims of violence and abuse.

Welcome To The Machine still (Byron All Shorts)Welcome To The Machine / 4.5min / The Channon
Wri/Prod: David Lowe & Eve Jeffery | Dir: David Lowe
Clara meets a machine that makes her feel like a winner. But with this machine, winning is impossible.

Wine Lake still (Byron All Shorts) 1920x1080Wine Lake / 9.5min / Brunswick Heads
Wri/Prod: Ailís Logan | Dir/Prod: Platon Theodoris
A chance encounter between a homeless Irish alcoholic and an artistic backpacker results in a most unlikely connection. view Wine Lake trailer

View moreFLiCKERFEST Tour film trailers here!

Local Mullumbimby residents Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd and Flickerfest Production/Tour manager Shane Rennie are thrilled to be bringing the festival home to their own town and look forward to sharing some incredible festival highlights with their local region.

Don’t miss this one-off chance to see this and other amazing shorts before they continue their journey around the world; curated from the Flickerfest competition screenings at Bondi; expect to experience the best in short film-making Australia & the world has on offer.
Watch the Flickerfest 2020 Festival trailer and Flickerfest 2020 Tour trailer

 
This year our Flickerfest 2020 Festival & Tour trailers celebrate yet another classic film parody, with Sandy & Danny from the cult musical ‘Grease’ rocking it at Bondi Beach. Written, directed by Flickerfest alumni Jake Nielsen, composed by Nielsen & Matthew Predny & produced by Grace Rein (Grum Pictures), the trailer features the wonderful Penny McNamee, Jake Speer & Paul McDermott.
Thank you all!. Sharing electrifying short films & summer loving at Flickerfest!

Celebrating 23 years as Flickerfest festival director in 2020 Bronwyn Kidd says:
As Mullumbimby is our hometown I’m always really excited to be presenting these very exciting, entertaining and inspiring short films hand-picked for local audiences at our local tour event. Our Mullumbimby Flickerfest is both a celebration of film and a great community networking event where people who love films and great stories can come together over the weekend and enjoy inspiring films from the Northern Rivers, across Australia and the world, encouraging both discussion and connection. I’m really looking forward to it!

We will also be presenting the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening approx 15 local finalists, selected from around 60 entries each year, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Byron All Shorts logoSat 1 Feb: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $14/12

Sat 1 Feb: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme $16/14, free for finalists)

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

 

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 26 Jan, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

The Byron All Shorts programme is an amazing showcase of approx 110min of the best of local short films & screened to a capacity house of over 300 people last year.

Support our regions local stories & see the best of our local filmmakers, alongside the best in the world.

(The awards presentation is on Sunday night prior to the Short Laughs Comedy programme).

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 1 Feb, 4pm,
Awards presentation is held Sat 1 Feb 8pm prior to Flickerfest Comedy Shorts.

These amazing local films screen to a packed house each year, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making from the Northern Rivers region.

MEET THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of film practitioners.
(The awards presentation is on Saturday night prior to the Short Laughs Comedy programme).

Poppy Walker headshotPoppy Walker is a director and producer, whose work explores the wonder and complexity of the human condition.

Her award-winning documentary short Dust Devil (2019) has screened at festivals including: Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA; Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia; Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA and Ashland Independent Film Festival, USA.

Poppy co-founded H.W. Collective with director / producer Sophie Hexter, and together they created short films including: Hitch (2014); The Battle (2015); The Ghost in the Machine (2016); Land to Vale (2017); and Drummer Girl (2018). Their work has screened at festivals including: Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA; Lunafest, USA; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany and broadcast on ABC, Australia and Aeon, USA.

Poppy’s commissioned work includes several human rights-focused documentary shorts for agencies including Oxfam, World Vision and UN Women. She holds a BA in Arts (Journalism) from Monash University, Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Documentary from the Victorian College of the Arts, Australia.

Russell Burton headshotRussell Burton is a Senior Lecturer of Film at SAE Institute Byron Bay. Having trained as a drama director at ABC Sydney he made his directorial debut on the very successful television series Police Rescue, followed by the celebrated long-running series GP. Russell wrote and directed one of the first cooking shows, Australia on a Plate and worked extensively in Laos directing and training filmmakers while shooting a Documentary on the subject for ABC TV.

As a freelancer he directed over 90 hours of Australian Drama including episodes of Police Rescue, Big Sky, Blue Heelers, Murder Call, Water Rats, Stingers, and children’s series Pig’s Breakfast, Outriders and High 5. Russell has directed numerous TVC” s, Short Films and Music Videos and has produced and directed event film coverage of some of Australia’s major festivals such as Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and the Falls Festival.

Louise Hodgson headshotLouise Hodgson completed a BA Hons in English Literature, Louise started her screen career in London’s Adland by producing television and radio commercials for some of Britain’s best-loved brands. 20 years ago, she moved ‘across the pond’ to work as an advertising TV producer in some of Sydney’s top agencies and production companies.

She has been a resident of the Northern Rivers region for the last 7 years where she is one of the Screenworks’ team and is responsible for the creative conception, development and execution of initiatives with a production outcome. Louise also works as a freelance AD on local productions and is developing her own production slate.

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS – PARTNERS

Thank you to our partners, your support enhances our regions creative industries & is greatly appreciated.
Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

MAJOR PARTNERS & PRIZE PARTNERS

iQ and Flickerfest 
 iQ & Flickerfest – Festival Creators and Cash Prize Partners (Jury Award for Best Short Film)

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SAE Qantm, Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)

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SCCU, Southern Cross Credit Union – Community Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Audience Award for Best Short Film)
 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

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Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks
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MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

BayFM

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BEVERAGE SUPPORTERS

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BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 – Entries !

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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BASFF 2020 call for entriesSat 1st Feb: Byron All Shorts Finalists – door 3pm | films 4pm

Sat 1st Feb: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme)

Mullum Civic Hall – Full INFO: Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts 2020 (event details & programmes here)

Byron All Shorts will be held on Saturday 1st Feb 4pm, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

Last year these amazing local films screened to a capacity house at the Mullum Civic Hall.

The best of local shorts of the Northern Rivers will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme Sat 1st Feb 4pm, alongside the best of Australia & the world at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival screenings on Thur 30th Jan, Fri 31st Jan & Sat 1st Feb, 2020.

The Byron All Shorts Awards are selected by the esteemed jury of local film makers & industry experts at the screening, & awards are announced Sat 1st Feb 8pm, just before the Flickerfest Comedy programme.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Entries close: Fri 27th Dec 2019 (except for invited films) – download Byron All Shorts 2020 entry form here | call 0414 779 881 for enquiries.

Check out Last years Finalists & Awards here.

12th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

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Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 9th July, 6.30pm – The Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019 and this years theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.

This year’s programme curated from Flickerfest favourites will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories who’s compelling voices will inspire and delight.

The filmmakers have become some of the leading lights in indigenous filmmaking, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

The programme includes, multi award winning comedy short film Yulubidyi, which won Best Australian Short at Flickerfest 2019; Djali by award winning Australian actor Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman); plus the moving animated documentary Barbara by academic & writer Prof Larissa Behrendt; & the delightful  directed by Grant Thompson all the way from NT & the first ever film in the traditional language of Ngandi.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers championing aboriginal voices through this years NAIDOC theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.’; & support the celebration of aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Pre-purchase Tickets:
at the Byron Theatre (Community Centre)
& Online Tickets: byroncentre.com.au
Tickets also available at door: $12/10 con

More info: 0414 779881

12th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening Programme – 99min

Lil Bois still 1920w (Aust Tour)LIL BOIS / 17min / 2018
Writer/Director: Grant Thompson | Producer: Courtney Collins
After swimming with his friends in a billabong, a nervous little boy returns to his camp and discovers everything has changed.

Djali still 1920wNDJALI / 17min / 2017
Writer/Director/Producer: Hunter Page-Lochard | Producer: Eryk Lenartowicz, Belinda Mravicic, Carter Fred Simpkin
6 months after famed dancer Johnny injures himself, he is forced to find his missing dog (Djali) in the Australian bush which puts him in a life or death situation.

YULUBIDYI / 13min / 2017
Writer/Director: Nathan Mewett, Curtis Taylor | Producer: Glen Stasiuk
A young Aboriginal man, Jarman, is tasked with protecting his younger disabled brother from life in a harsh remote community. His father, Thunder, wants him to become the leader of the tribe and mocks any weakness in him.

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BARBARA / 5min / 2017
Writer/Director: Larissa Behrendt Director/Producer: Marieka Walsh Producer: Kiki Dillon
Since Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen generation in 2008 the number of Indigenous in out of home care in Australia has risen from 9,000 to over 16,000.

Undiscovered Country still 1920wUNDISCOVERED COUNTRY / 20min / 2018
Writer/Director: Tyson Mowarin | Producer: Robyn Marais
Uncle inflicts an impromptu visit to country on his wayward nephews, imposing two cultural traditions, one highly literary and the other deeply personal, to get them thinking about a new way to go.

Spirit Walker still 1920wSPIRIT WALKER / 22min / 2018
Director/Producer: Darius Devas
The Spirit Walker, tells the inspirational story of 27 year old indigenous man Clinton Pryor’s 6,000km walk from Perth to Canberra to meet with the Prime Minister in the name of justice for his people.

NGUTHUNGULLI / 5min / 2019
Prod: Elloise Farrow-Smith (part of the ABC This Place project)
Nguthungulli is the creator or the land & water around Byron Bay. When he finished he went to rest in the ocean cave at Julian Rocks. Brother & sister Norm Graham & Delta Kay share the dreaming story & what it means to them.