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 Films.
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 Awards.
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 and Tumblr.