About Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival is one of the world's longest-running film
festivals, and is a major event on the New South Wales cultural
calendar. The 12-day Festival screens feature films, documentaries,
short films and animation from around the world in venues across
the city including the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street,
Dendy Opera Quays, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Hayden Orpheum
Picture Palace in Cremorne and the Skyline Drive-In Blacktown. SFF
also takes place at Apple Store Sydney and SFFTV @ Martin Place.
The Sydney Film Festival Hub at Town
Hall returns, featuring exhibitions, talks,
entertainment, a discount ticket booth and more.
The flagship program of Sydney Film Festival is the Official Competition, which was established in
2008 and celebrates 'courageous, audacious and cutting-edge'
cinema. The Sydney Film Prize and $60,000 cash is awarded by a jury
of five Australian and international filmmakers and industry
professionals to the winner among the 12 titles selected for the
Official Competition. The Official Competition is endorsed by
Federation Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de
Sydney Film Festival encourages and supports excellence in
Australian filmmaking via the
Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Australian
Documentary and the long-running Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films. Other
awards given to films screening at the Festival are the
Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award and the Foxtel Movies Audience
The Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government
through Screen NSW, the
Federal Government through Screen
Australia, and the City of Sydney. The
festival's Strategic Partner is the NSW Government through Destination NSW.
Sydney Film Festival operates year-round via the Travelling
Film Festival, Australia's longest-running touring event, which
visits 19 different regional locations around the country.
Anyone can engage with SFF year round by signing up for the
and following SFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@sydfilmfest) and Tumblr.