Oscar nominee in film fest

The Byron Bay Film Festivals closing night will have an Oscar nominee screening as part of its gala award ceremony on Saturday, February 17.

The Savior, made by the Australian Film Radio and Television School in Sydney, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Live Action Short Film category.

We all thought it was a great film, thats why we were very happy to have it as part of our festival. To now hear that it has a chance of winning an Oscar well thats just fantastic, festival director Greg Aitken said.

We sorted through over 250 films from Australia and around the world and have 104 simply marvellous movies to screen over eight days and nine nights with 16 sessions to choose from its going to be a wonderful cinematic event, he said.

The Byron Bay Film Festival runs February 9-17.

Session tickets are $12/10, and $6 for kids 16 and under. You can also grab a festival season pass for the entire 16 sessions.

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