This event was previously scheduled for Wednesday 22 June.
All tickets purchased for 22 June have been transferred to Thursday 7 July and ticket holders advised.

We’re proud to present this Premiere Screening of AKONI, a local romance drama about a homeless refugee’s struggles to integrate into Australian society. Features a post-film Q&A with writer, director, producer and star Genna Chanelle Hayes.

A homeless refugee struggles to integrate into Australian society after escaping conflict in his homeland. While living on the streets and on the receiving end of racist taunts, a young woman comes to his aid. Struggling with her own feelings of grief and loneliness, she soon finds solace in her unlikely new companion as he opens her up to a world beyond modelling, parties and social media.

Starring Kit Esuruoso, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Mark Coles Smith, Jemima Osunde, Ophelia Dzidzornu & Pippa Grandison.
With Simon Elrahi, Rashidi Edward, Jack Ellis, Sep Caton, Gemma Forsyth, Marlikka Perdrisat and Firdaws Adelpour.
Written, Directed & Produced by Genna Chanelle Hayes.
Cinematography by Calum Stewart.

“A modern-day love story and a truly visceral account of the refugee journey.” Human Rights For All

“Remarkable. A stunning debut aimed at healng our world.” CinefestOZ

“Marks the arrival of a socially conscious Australian female filmmaker.” FilmInk

Join us for pre-screening mingling from 5.30pm, featuring a Media Board and a Guest Speaker, yet to be announced.
AKONI will screen from 6.30pm, followed by a Q&A with Genna Chanelle Hayes.
We’d love for you to join us afterwards for a post film drink and conversation.

Please note: This event is General Admission – no allocated seating.

AKONI - Refugee Week Premiere Screening presented by One World Creative at Byron Theatre

You can now redeem your NSW Discover & Parents Vouchers online: 
Complete your ticket selection, then at the Checkout Payment, click on Want to redeem a Dine & Discover Voucher? and enter your  NSW Voucher code. 
(Discover NSW valid until 30 June 2022, Parents NSW valid until 9 October 2022)

For ticket enquiries, contact the Theatre Box Office:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10.30am – 1.30pm, Tel. (02) 6685 6807
or Email [email protected]