Education Partners


The Sydney Film Festival is supported by the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney.

The University of Sydney (USYD), is a founding partner of the Sydney Film Festival and continues its support in the Festival’s 65th year.

The first Sydney Film Festival was held on the University of Sydney campus in 1954 and has grown to become an iconic feature of Sydney’s cultural calendar. As an active participant in Sydney’s contemporary creative life, USYD’s passion is ideas in all its forms from visual arts, to creative writing and of course film making. With a strong film culture, USYD students can choose both undergraduate (Film Studies) and postgraduate studies (Master of Moving Image) that offer both a rigorous analysis of film theory and contemporary moving image production including 3D imaging and virtual reality.

The University of Sydney proudly presents FREAK ME OUT

Obsessed with horror? The University of Sydney presents Richard Kuipers joined by the University’s horror experts, Dr Bruce Isaacs and Dr Olivia Oliver-Hopkins as they discuss all things Freak Me Out before the screening of Ant Timpson’s new film The Field Guide to Evil.

Join the discussion on Saturday 16 June, 7:30pm—8:30pm at Dendy Newtown

The University of New South Wales proudly presents FEATURES

Filmmaker and South African human rights lawyer Shameela Seedat (Whispering Truth to Power) discusses the intersections between documentary filmmaking and the legal system, and the ethical quandaries that arise around whistleblowing on political corruption and human rights abuses, with human rights lawyer and academic Andrea Durbach and Sydney Screen Studies Network representative Debbie Zhou.

This event takes place on Thursday June 14 at 7:30PM at the Treasury Room, SFF Hub

In thanks to University support, Sydney Film Festival has created a Uni-Pass for students – cheap tickets for film lovers currently eligible for uni student discounts.

The Uni-Pass is a great way to experience Sydney Film Festival at all venues, including the sumptuous surrounds of the State Theatre, at a substantial discount. You can book up to two tickets for a film session using the pass.

Click here to purchase your Uni-Pass.

Your university ID may be checked at the venues.

Limited quantities available.

Uni passes are not redeemable against the Opening Night gala, the Closing Night gala, VR sessions, SFF special events, Traveling Film Festival screenings and Back By Popular Demand sessions. 2018 SFF Uni passes are only valid until Sunday 17 June, 2018.

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