We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, upon whose Country SFF are based.
We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.


Entries are now open for the 2022 Sydney Film Festival, for the Dendy Awards for Best Short Films, Documentary Australian Foundation Award for Australian Documentary competition, and both Australian and international categories for the general program.

We encourage submissions (features, documentaries and shorts) to the festival from First Nation filmmakers from around the world. We also welcome entries of any length to the festival’s Screenability program from filmmakers with disability.

Closing date for all entries: 25 February 2022.
Head to https://filmfreeway.com/SydneyFilmFestival for full eligibility criteria and submission details.

The 69th Sydney Film Festival will take place from 8 to 19 June 2022.

Click here for submission FAQs.

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