Initiatives

Sydney Film Festival is proud to support a range of initiatives that increase our inclusivity and the diverse range of perspectives portrayed on Sydney’s cinema screens. Click through below to find out more about each one.

Lexus Fellowship

The Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship develops and fosters new talent by allowing young filmmakers to be assessed by key industry figures and premiere their work at Sydney Film Festival. The Fellowship provides a launching pad for the careers of emerging Australian filmmakers, with $50,000 grants to help the Lexus Fellows bring their short film projects to life – contributing to the longevity of the medium and the Australian filmmaking industry.

Screen Day Out

Sydney Film Festival's secondary education program brings young Australians together in a shared experience with film and filmmakers, premiering features and documentaries for school groups. Screenings feature introductions and question sessions with filmmakers and special guests, and all films are accompanied by ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) study guides.

Year-Round Events

Now in its sixth year, Sydney Film Festival's popular series of screenings at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre features the best in festival-quality features and documentaries, specially selected by our programming team. Screenings occur every month from February to November.

Travelling Film Festival

The Travelling Film Festival, Australia’s longest running travelling film festival, showcases Australian and international features, documentaries and short films in regional Australia. TFF currently tours to 18 locations annually, screening in the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.

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