Screenings of the Australian documentary Gayby Baby will be a key feature of the upcoming Screenwave International Film Festival being held on the Coffs Coast.
Screenings of the Australian documentary Gayby Baby will be a key feature of the upcoming Screenwave International Film Festival being held on the Coffs Coast.

Enjoy Gayby Baby’s free Screenwave screening

A SPECIAL presentation of the new Australian documentary Gayby Baby will feature at the inaugural Screenwave International Film Festival.

The controversial film explores the lives of a number of Australian families with same-sex parents, told from the perspective of their children.

Following backlash over the film being banned in NSW schools, state Education Minister Adrian Piccoli reversed the decision.

The film has received widespread media attention and screened at film festivals worldwide.

The festival will include two screenings of Gayby Baby, the first in Bellingen on January 3 at 2pm and the second in Coffs Harbour on January 7 at 12.30pm.

SWIFF artistic director Kate Howat revealed Gayby Baby director Maya Newell will attend the Bellingen screening and participate in a Q&A session with the audience after the film.

"Gayby Baby's director, Maya Newell, has been travelling her film around the world. It will be great for audiences and great for local industry to have a filmmaker of her calibre be part of the inaugural festival."

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion including local same-sex parent families.

To reserve free tickets to a screening of Gayby Baby and to purchase tickets to other film sessions, visit www.swiff.com.au.

Screenwave International Film Festival runs from December 27 to January 28 with screenings in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen.



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