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




A Few Key Planning Hurdles Being Achieved

Limited public access provisions currently apply to the Island Quarry while some key DA consent conditions are finalised.

During recent times the Trust has made substantial progress in addressing these conditions through constructing onsite works including:
– Installation of a 250 metre Western Boundary Fence (installed 2018-2019)
– Installation of a 150 metre Front Boundary Fence (installed 2016-2017)
– Installation of a 350 metre safety fence around the quarry waterhole. (installed early 2014-2015)
– Ewingsdale Rd access road-works, bike path & earth-bund landscaping as per Council approval are all but complete (after numerous amendments).
However the roundabout & our access is currently being reassessed as part of  a new larger roundabout being planned on Ewingsdale Rd.
– Installation of a 2 kW Solar Pumping system (supplying water to the flow-forms water feature that oxygenates the water-body; & also to supply water for the gardens)
– Site perimeter fencing along Ewingsdale Rd frontage has been installed to assist with reserve management and security and to reduce theft, vandalism and unsafe behaviour that had occurred in the past.
– NEW: Received funding NSW Govt Dept of Industry through the Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) for iQ Reserve’s western boundary security fencing.

It is important to note that during this time, private activities and functions such as weddings, ceremonies, receptions, small workshops & film shoots are still able to be held on the Reserve, subject to application and approval by the Trust.

The Trust looks forward to a full re-opening of the Reserve to the public once all consent conditions for public events are completed.

In the interim, if you would like to volunteer or get involved in the community garden please contact us, or if you’re interested in receiving occasional updates please send us an email with: ‘Please add to iQ Updates’ in Subject line.