Hinterland House | Byron Bay International Film Festival
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What’s On: Byron Bay International Film Festival

When: October 12 – 21, 2018


Byron Bay International Film Festival – Where creators and film buffs alike, gather in our rolling hills for a nine-day celebration of culture, film and creativity.

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What is the Byron Bay Film Festival?

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is Australia’s largest regional film festival. The event is an AACTA accredited, independent awards-based film festival held in our stunning little region in spring each year.

This festival is an amazing platform for up and coming writers, producers, directors, videographers and actors to gather and celebrate their work.

The event launched in 2005 and now boasts a well established reputation for showcasing a huge variety of films with content that aims to improve social, environmental and cultural awareness.

Whats on at The Byron Bay Film Festival?

The Film Festival is host to a range of content with expertly designed programs showcasing:

  • Feature films
  • Documentaries
  • Animation films
  • Short films
  • Music Videos
  • Virtual Reality Experiences


The genres covered this year include documentary, drama, environmental, surfing and experimental films.

Special Events For Industry Professionals

Whilst tickets to the Byron Bay Film Festival are largely open to the public, there are also special events held throughout the festival period for industry professionals. These events sell a limited number of tickets to the public and include:

  • Gala Opening Night
  • Closing Party
  • Filmmakers Breakfast
  • Music Video Party

Where is the Byron Bay Film Festival Held?

The main Headquarters for the Byron Bay Festival is the Byron Community Center. It was here that the inaugural festival was held, in 2006 with 55 films screened.

Films screenings are then held at multiple venues across the Byron Bay region. Venues for the 2018 festival are:

  • Pighouse Flicks
  • Brunswick Picture House
  • The Regent  
  • Full Moon Venue

Who Can Attend The Byron Bay Film Festival?

Anyone! The festival is open to anyone, with both child friendly and adult only programs available. To download the program and purchase tickets, create a free account on the BBFF website and download the BBFF app.

Accommodation for Byron Bay International Film Festival

Where to Stay For the Byron Bay Film Festival?

If you’re looking for large group accommodation then our team at Hinterland House have you covered. Our stunning farmhouse is nestled on top of a rolling macadamia farm in Bangalow and sleeps up to 20 people. View our main site for details and feel free to contact our team with any enquiries.