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The importance of a pool of technically proficient production staff that have the ability to plan and co-ordinate shooting sound and vision on location (wherever that may be) will be an integral facet of the marketing arm of the BBFF website. Content, particularly shot and edited content will drive returning traffic back through the BBFF website with relevant and concise information important to the festival audience and team.

Of particular note, these produced video pieces will also have the added opportunity to be distributed through our Major Media Partner the Echonetdailly whose readership is ever increasing as well as the TV channels in the form of pooled media. These students will be working with our Media Manager, as well as the Festival and Technical Directors.

Some of these proposed videos may include…

• An edited piece highlighting the proposed BBFF Venue’s and locations.
• Edited pieces about confirmed visiting filmmakers.
• An edited piece about a confirmed film screening at BBFF2016
• A highlights reel of the Opening and Closing night red carpet events
• Edited pieces interviewing with a visiting filmmakers
• Live webstream of strategic BBFF announcements
• Live webstream of select BBFF discussion panels
• Live webstream of select BBFF events
• Audience feedback interviews

What participants can expect to gain:

• A working knowledge of Mac &/or PC Operating Systems and programs specific to the running of large events
• Basic working knowledge of Video Cameras and setup procedures
• Basic Photographic Composition Training
• Basic working knowledge of Microphone types and setup procedures
• Basic working knowledge of lighting for interviews including the 3 point lighting setup
• Development of their Final Cut Pro and/or Premiere Pro skills
• Basic web updating/uploading knowledge to WordPress, Youtube, Vimeo and live streaming online services.


About Byron Bay Film Festival

The Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) provides attendees with the opportunity to experience a truly distinctive Australian film festival in one of Australia's most desirable locations. BBFF has grown from a small community event into Australia's largest regional film festival with a large and ever-growing global profile. This provides the Northern Rivers, one of Australia’s most active film hubs, with a strong international platform which highlights filmmaking as a key creative industry in the region and NSW. This festival has steadily grown from screening 55 films selected from 90 entries at the inaugural BBFF 2006, to 100 films screened in 15 sessions selected from 240 entries in 2007. In 2008, J'aimee Skippon-Volke stepped up from her role as Festival Manager to take the role of Festival Director. Using her knowledge of social media and networking, she grew entries to over 800 with hardly any marketing funds. From these films, 150 were selected and screened over 30 sessions to an audience of 3,400. BBFF2014 featured over 226 films from 36 countries that were screened over 50 sessions plus the 'Schools Sessions', adding a further 8 sessions. Nine master-classes, workshops & forums were held some of which were free. This festival screened a record 43 World Premieres – testament to the perceived importance of our event to Independent Filmmakers. 102 films were Australian Premieres and 215 had never played in the greater Byron Region. 91 were Australian films, of which 14 were made by filmmakers under 25. 23 locally made films were included in the programme. 54% of the Australian films screened were represented by their Director/Producer, cast and crew members, including 73 Australian Filmmakers from 49 films. 87% of General Sessions featuring Australian films had a filmmaker attending.
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