Byron Bay Film Festival – 2012
Byron Bay Film Festival 2012 is in its 6th year. It has grown since February 2006 when its main focus was on the wealth of talent of local filmmakers and other Australian films. Such was the success of the inaugural film festival that the event has since expanded to include a vast scope of international films and their respective audiences too. This is your chance to catch the final few days of the festival. The 2012 BBFF took place from Friday 2nd of March to Sunday 11th of March. Ten days of unadulterated movie magic.
With an impressive 200+ films, from 39 countries, including 132 World, Australian and NSW Premieres.
The event takes place at 5 separate venues in and around Byron Bay. The main venue being held at The Byron Bay Community Centre, in the heart of Byron. Three further satellite venues include, Birch Carroll & Coyle, Lismore; The Regent, Murwillumbah; and Pighouse Flicks, Byron Bay. The fifth and final venue is the FREE Sunset Cinema, Main Beach, Byron Bay.
Byron Bay has the blessing of being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. “It is estimated that 1.7 million visitors pass through each year and that 10% of Australia’s international travelers spend time in Byron.” (BBFF website, ‘Location,’ 2012). And yet as a resident of Byron Bay I can vouch for its authenticity as a genuinely enchanted place to visit – un-spoilt and respected by those who spend time here. A sub-tropical paradise with bleached blond, sandy beaches; crystal clear waters; surrounded by rich, lush rainforest and stunning mountain views. Australia’s most easterly point has more that just it’s map co-ordinates to celebrate.
It’s an inspirational place. The proof for that is evident is the rich diversity of creative talents that are drawn to its shores.