Patron Program

Sydney Film Festival brings innovative, groundbreaking and international hits to film lovers each year. I work with a dedicated team who are equally passionate about film and our goal is to deliver a Festival that challenges and delights our audience. We also create a forum beyond Sydney through the Travelling Film Festival, screening year round across regional New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.  

Sydney Film Festival communicates with people in a way that no other medium can.  Film has the power to bring you to tears or make you laugh. Film crosses cultural divides; it undermines misunderstandings and banishes fear.  Film is humanity's universal language.

To enrich our program and achieve ongoing success we need your help. By making an investment in Australian film culture you will ensure that others get to experience the wonder of cinema, just like you and I. Your support will introduce more diverse audiences to the power of film and preserve the Festival for generations to come. Together we will nurture emerging Australian film talent to share their stories and we will bring international guests to our shores to inspire our audience.

As a Patron I look forward to sharing my world of cinema with you; insights into my global search for films, top picks of the Festival and the pleasure of meeting filmmakers from around the world.

I ask you to join me to experience Sydney Film Festival and contribute to our success.

Nashen Moodley
Festival Director


Patrons are acknowledged at the following levels:

Director’s Cut $2,500              ($2,000 tax deductible per year)

Director’s Associate $5,000   ($4,500 tax deductible per year)

Director’s Circle $10,000        ($9,500 tax deductible per year)


>Become a Patron

>Donation Form and Brochure

>Patron Experience