Festivals best film

Director Kevin Chu (centre) toasts the success of his film, which scored the Best Film award at the Byron Bay Film Festival last week. With him is festival director Greg Aitken (left) and festival manager Jaimee Skippon-Volke.

The tragic love story Tangshan Tangshan (from China) was named Best Film at the second annual Byron Bay Film Festival last week. The films director, Kevin Chu, travelled from Hong Kong to receive the award.

The festival organisers consider this years festival to be an enormous success, with many of the sessions completely sold out.

Other winners on the night were Delivery (best animation), El Immigrante (best doco), Expiration Date (best drama), Hairlady (best experimental), Cigar on the Beach (best cinematography), A Life Among Whales (best marine), Of Wind and Waves (best surf film), Alls Swell That Ends Swell (best young filmmaker), Rose (best short film), and Richard (best comedy).


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