Sydney Film Festival is chasing this year’s film zeitgeist. Explore some of the trailers from our Preview Program here.
You’ll find jaw-dropping music docos by names like Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Biggie and Tupac), hot new Australian talents, festival hits and top prize winners at Cannes and Berlin from acclaimed names like Cristian Mungiu, Lav Diaz and Agnieszka Holland.
Other highlights include true stories about a metal band touring North Korea to play covers of The Sound of Music (Liberation Day), the very funny new Australian indie comedy That’s Not Me and the delightful family animation My Life as a Zucchini, voiced by Ellen Page (Juno) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation).
Film sessions on sale now:
Sydney Film Festival, in partnership with Screen NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, is proud to launch Screenability, a new platform for screen practitioners with disability leading the narrative. Book tickets today.
Rub shoulders with the stars with our Opening Night and Closing Night galas which are now on sale! Check out the world premiere screening of the first films produced under the Lexus Short Film Fellowship, secure your tickets here.
The David Stratton retrospective Essential Kurosawa: Selected by David Stratton is the first program strand announcement for 2017. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see these rarely screened films! SFF is also proud to announce the retrospective title An American Werewolf in London at the Skyline Drive In Blacktown. Watch the gore fest classic under the full moon - reserve your car space, and buy tickets here.
Tickets for all films are on sale on Wednesday 10 May, but Flexipasses are now on sale, and give you the biggest savings on tickets. Flexipasses can be booked in packs of 10, 20, or 30 tickets, and can be shared with friends and family. Book your flexipass today by clicking here.
On sale now: Sydney Film Festival presents Screenability, in partnership with Screen NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, a new platform for screen practitioners with disability leading the narrative.
On sale now: Experience the 2017 Sydney Film Festival Opening Night Gala, presented by Lexus Australia. Walk the red carpet, rub shoulders with the stars, and attend the exclusive party.
On sale now: Bid a fond farewell to the 64th Sydney Film Festival at an evening filled with acclaim and applause. Secure your seat now to this signature Sydney Film Festival event.
On sale now: A world premiere screening, proudly presented by Lexus Australia and Sydney Film Festival, of the first films produced under the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship.
On sale now: David Stratton will return to Sydney Film Festival in 2017 to present a program of essential retrospective films made by one of cinema’s great directors, Akira Kurosawa. (Image: ©Toho Co., Ltd.)
On sale at Skyline Drive In: The horror-comedy classic howls into Sydney in all its blood-drenched glory. Come and watch this delirious mix of gore and gags outdoors, while a full moon hovers over the city.
Award-winning US documentarian Steve James (Life Itself, SFF 2014) is in top form in this captivating story of the only bank indicted following America’s 2008 financial meltdown.
Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, this mesmerising Oscar-nominated film channels the impassioned words of writer James Baldwin, one of the most incisive commentators on race in America.
An Oscar-nominated Swiss-French stop-motion family animation that’s realistic and life affirming, dealing with real issues in a way that doesn’t patronise or traumatise its audience.
A stomping tribute to Native American musicians, crammed with concert footage, which celebrates their weighty yet unheralded contribution to music, from Hendrix to Metallica.