The BBFF festival will run between February. The theme for BBFF 2007 is ‘looking to the future’ and the festival aims to explore the possibilities of filmmaking and related technology. In tune with the theme BBFF is particularly looking for entries from films full of animation or visual effects or which are high definition. Films of all lengths and genres which were completed after January 1st 2005 are welcome to enter with awards available in the categories of Best Film, Young Filmmaker (under 25), Animation, Experimental, Surfing, Drama, Documentary, Marine, Comedy and Cinematography. Famous for its laidback lifestyle, festivals and creative community as with BBFF 2006 the films screened will reflect the local Byron Bay community by maintaining a strong emphasis on social and environmental issues, diversity, spirit, colourful characters, humour and, of course being Byron Bay, surfing. BBFF provides a platform for independent filmmakers in all stages of their careers and selected filmmakers will be profiled and their films promoted by the festival before and for months after the festival through the BBFF website. More information, entry forms and the festival’s guidelines, fees and regulations are available at www.bbff.com.au.