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Anyone for Shoplifting?…..

Shoplifting is one of the top picks for this year’s Byron Bay Film Festival starting 2nd of next month …..This 10 minute-masterpiece is by Young Australian filmmaker Neil Triffett. Awarded the most outstanding undergraduate of Victoria College of Arts and Music back in 2010, Neil’s skills were recognised by the Byron Bay International Film Festival in 2011 when he was nominated for the ‘Best Young Australian Filmmaker’ award.

An intimate perspective into a family with an unusual means of making a living, ‘Shoplifting’ is set in 1992 suburban Australia and focuses on the lives of single father Pete and his two sons, Tyler and Danny. A well crafted film with excellent acting, Shoplifting is only one example of the increasing quality of work produced by young Australian filmmakers. BBFF Festival Director, J’aimee Skippon-Volke said, ‘Byron Bay International Film Festival is committed to nurturing and promoting young Australian filmmakers, offering them a platform to promote their work to an educated audience, as well as industry professionals attending the festival.’

Young Australian filmmakers are really starting to make their mark, so come, support and meet this year’s top young Australian filmmakers at BBFF 2012.

Further programming and ticketing information will be available in the lead up to the festival at

Neil Triffett’s Shoplifting – Trailer