Teaser and David Stratton's 'Essential Retrospective'. 

In less than a month, we’ll be revealing the first films and documentaries screening at SFF 2018 – and trust us, we’re pretty excited about the titles our programmers have been bringing back from film festivals around the world. Stay up to the minute via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and put Wednesday 4 April in your diary – that’s when the first batch of films drops.

Before that, you’ll get another sneak peek at the films in the 2018 Festival, when we drop the ‘Essential Retrospective’ curated by David Stratton. Each year Australia’s beloved film critic selects the 10 best films from the back catalogue of an iconic director. Watch out on Monday 26 March to find out which director’s films have been chosen in 2018.

We have announced the films in this year’s inaugural Screen Day Out program, which invites high school students into SFF cinemas to see Festival films that have been specially selected for their relevance to the NSW school curriculum. Find out more about Screen Day Out here.