The world’s best new films come to Sydney this year for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Join us and be among the first in Australia to see the greatest, strangest and most exciting work that cinema has to offer.
Sydney Film Festival takes place at its flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Randwick, Western Sydney and more, screening films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. 12 films are selected for the Official Competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents eight other cash awards over the course of the festival.
Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW; the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund (an Australian Government initiative); and City of Sydney the Festival’s Principal Local Government Partner. Sydney Film Festival also runs the Travelling Film Festival year-round, taking the best of international and Australian cinema to 22 regional centres around the country.
The 70th Sydney Film Festival will take place 7-18 June 2023.
Gillian Armstrong AM, Cate Blanchett AC, Bryan Brown AM, Jane Campion, Jan Chapman AO, Nicole Kidman AC, Baz Luhrmann, Dr George Miller AO, Sam Neill DCNZM OBE, Phillip Noyce, Rachel Ward AM, Hugo Weaving AO