Byzanfest 2022

About the Festival

The Divine Lantern is a proud FESTIVAL PARTNER and supporter of Saint Katherine University’s Byzanfest 2022.

Byzanfest is an International Orthodox Film Festival that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, through the Internet. You can visit https://www.byzanfest.com/ OR Divine Lantern Media’s page for more information about this partnership https://www.antiochian.org.au/byzanfest-dl/

***LAUNCHING THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER***

Please see information from Byzanfest organisers…

OPENING NIGHT

Not long now – the red carpet is being rolled out for Byzanfest 2022 on Thursday 27th October. Over 85% of Gala Night tickets are sold, and only a few remain!

NEW SCREENINGS 

Please note that the QUEEN OF THE NIGHT and THE DELUGE will play together as a double-feature on Thursday 3rd November. See program details below.

PRIZE MONEY

Thanks to a generous donor, we have raised our total prize pool to over $4,500 AUD.

If you would like to support Byzanfest and the work it does with Orthodox filmmakers, feel free to make a donation @ www.byzanfest.com/donate

FESTIVAL PASS

We’re also offering a Festival Pass, which offers you access to all films, for the very low price of $125 (RRP $158). This all-inclusive Pass has several other benefits:

  • Attend Opening Gala and Award Nights
  • Save over 20% off the total price
  • Pay no booking fees
  • Best seats at ALL screenings

To book, text “FESTIVAL PASS” to 0423 273 803” or visit the Byzanfest website.

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What’s on the program

We are very proud to have a diverse collection of feature-lengths and short-films.

To kick off the Festival, our Gala Night will host the Australian première of A CROSS IN THE DESERT, an epic cinematic movie about the life and trials of Saint Paraskevi, one of the most loved saints in Christianity. Filmed in the Jordanian Desert, the breath-taking orange-hued landscape and inspiring story makes it one of the Festival’s hot favourites.

BEYOND THE PEAK, another Australian première, is a mountain-climbing/adventure documentary about a group of men from a Serbian Orthodox parish that take on Blanca Peak’s, a 4.2 km mountain. The driving motivation was for the group’s leader to come to terms with the tragic loss of his younger brother. Through obstacles and hardship, each man is challenged as they ascend to the summit.

PARALLEL LOVE, follows the path of Luxury, a band from small-town Georgia, who, on the cusp of success, suffer a devastating touring wreck with long-term consequences. In the intervening years, they continue to make records and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, ‘Parallel Love’ tells the gripping and poignant story of Luxury and documents the making of a new record, now as priests.

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Divine Lantern X Byzanfest

The Divine Lantern is a proud Media Partner and supporter of Saint Katherine University’s Byzanfest 2022.

Byzanfest is an International Orthodox Film Festival which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, through the Internet. You can visit the BYZANFEST website for all the information, or you can see a summary of it below.