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

We thank our Patrons for their generous support. View here.


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


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