Individual Support

Sydney Film Festival introduces generations of filmgoers to the power of cinematic voices and stories from around the world. Films are not just entertainment but help us understand and even change the world. And films resonate more when shared in full cinemas presented by the filmmakers themselves.

Sydney Film Festival is committed to bringing audiences together with not only films, but filmmakers: from Sydneysiders at the State Theatre to first-time short filmmakers at Events George Street Cinemas and right through to the Traveling Film Festival presenting documentaries to school children in Alice Springs.

As a not-for-profit, we exist through support from you – our audience.

Join us to keep Sydney Film Festival strong and inspiring.

Hear from Deanne Weir - Philanthropist, and supporter of Sydney Film Festival below - 

Become a Patron

Take a leading role in Sydney Film Festival's success by becoming a Patron. Contribute to our future and experience the Festival as Festival Director, Nashen Moodley’s special guest as he shares his world of cinema with you. Learn more.


We Thank Our Patrons

Sydney Film Festival says thank you to our Patrons - 

Director’s Circle

Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron

Ian and Min Darling

Nick and Sandra Fairfax

Drs Kathryn Lovric and Roger Allan 

Nicole McKenna and Chris Freeland

Zareh Nalbandian l Animal Logic 

Judith Neilson

WeirAnderson Foundation



Director’s Associate

David and Leith Bruce-Steer

Sally Cousens 

Peter Ivany AM and Sharon Ivany

Adrian and Charlotte MacKenzie

Rockend Technology 

Michael and Vivienne Selwyn

The Sky Foundation 


Director’s Cut

Chris and Annerie Bell

Wayne and Julia Borg

Graham Bradley AM and Charlene Bradley

Carole Campbell

Louise Capon

Challis & Company

Jan Chapman AO and Stephen O'Rourke

Rob Coe and Warwick Ross - Third Man Films

Christopher Coffman

Tim Cox AO and Bryony Cox

Darren Dale l Blackfella Films

Davies Family Fund

Ben Ferris and Vida Irani

John Fink l Fink Films  

Justice Fullerton

Tim and Akiko Jackson

Leonie and David Jackson

Lizanne and Julian Knights AO

Sandra Levy AO

The Lonergan Family

Kate Mills

Keith Rodger 98|Fear Of God Films

Peter and Ingrid Shaw

Emile Sherman and Iain Canning l See-Saw Films

Doug and Christopher Snedden

Ezekiel Solomon AM 

Caitlin Stanton

Paul Wiegard Family


Corporate Patrons 

Ash St.



Macquarie Group Foundation

Origin Foundation 

Westpac Group


Take a leading role in Sydney Film Festival’s success by becoming a patron and providing annual support. Your support will introduce new and more diverse audiences to the power of film and preserve the Festival for generations to come.


Support Your Festival

Donations big, small and in-between help us introduce generations of filmgoers to the power of cinematic voices and stories from all around the globe. Your donation helps us bring the best in film to our city and support the work of the Sydney Film Festival.

As a not-for profit, Sydney Film Festival exists through support from you - our audience.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Donate today.


Want to find out more about supporting the Festival?

Please contact the Sydney Film Festival Philanthropy team on:

Emily Johnston | Development Manager

Ph:   +61 2 8220 6611    M: +61 481 009 928    E: