SFFTV at Martin Place (between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets) is taking cinema to the streets! Swing by SFF’s giant outdoor screen between 7-18 June to see curated animations from the festival circuit, trailers of SFF 2023 films, and historical footage from the SFF archive. And make sure to drop by Tue-Fri from 12pm during the Festival for free tech workshops, local bites and beverage sampling, and free lunchtime screenings of curated shorts or a special throwback screening of The Back of Beyond.
Programs made possible with the courtesy of AFTRS, Hugh Hamilton, the National Film and Sound Archive, PopPlant.biz, SBS and filmmakers.
FILMS IN SFFTV:
THE BACK OF BEYOND – Celebrating 70 editions of SFF
THU 8 JUNE 12:00PM
THU 15 JUNE 12:00PM
Australia | 1954 | 63 min | John Heyer | G
To honour SFF’s 70th edition, SFFTV will host two screenings of the Australian classic The Back of Beyond. Screening as a tribute to the film’s premiere at the very first Sydney Film Festival in 1954, this documentary traverses the outback, following the steps of mailman Tom Kruse on his journey from Marree to Birdsville, charting the characters and obstacles he meets along the way. Courtesy of Umbrella Entertainment.
FOUR MINUTE FESTIVAL
Australia | 1996 | 4 min | Adam Blaiklock | All Ages
A timelapse adventure through the 1995 Sydney Film Festival condensed to four minutes. Courtesy of Adam Blaiklock.
FILM FESTIVAL FAVOURITES
44 mins | All Ages
WED 7 JUNE 12:00PM
TUES 13 JUNE 12:00PM
FRI 16 JUNE 12:00PM
FROM THE CORNER OF MY EYES
Hungary | 2023 | 6 min | Domonkos Erhardt
A silent train ride, eyes meet and suddenly lives and hearts become entangled.
IN THE BIG YARD INSIDE THE TEENEY-WEENEY POCKET
Japan | 2022 | 7 min | Yuki Yoko
When it shrinks, it expands. When it floats, it sinks. When I think I’m watching them, they’re actually watching me.
IN THE DANCE
France | 2022 | 5 min | Ekaterina Mikheeva
Four friends get together for a free-style dance session.
Australia | 1976 | 14 min | Bruce Petty
An exuberant animated exploration of the links between work and leisure. Winner of the 1977 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive
Ireland | 2022 | 5 min | Marta Sniezek, Christian Spurling
Across a split-screen, we follow the train of thought of two people, from one memory to another.
USA | 2023 | 7 min | Zora Kovac
An agoraphobic scientist accidentally makes a baby plant creature, who grows to yearn for the outside world.
43 min | All Ages
FRI 9 JUNE 12:00PM
WED 14 JUNE 12:00PM
Hong Kong | 2022 | 3 min | Tsz-wing HO
An abstract interplay of geometric shapes and forms inspired by the M+ Museum of Hong Kong.
FAMILY VACATION PHOTOS
USA | 2022 | 5 min | Joel Benjamin
Flawed memories of the places we wanted to go to on vacation and those we didn’t want to visit at all.
FARSH-E-PARANDEH (FLYING CARPET)
Australia | 2022 | 6 min | Leila Honari
Seabirds flying are trapped in cyclical patterns of a Persian carpet, a metaphor for the interconnected environmental and migration crisis.
Japan | 2022 | 6 min | Chihiro Sato, Takaaki Numa, E
A glitter storm of pleasant, strange and electric visuals.
Austria | 2023 | 4 min | Billy Roisz
An audiovisual poem and ode to colour intoxication and vertigo.
OPERATION SAVE THE MOON
Australia | 2022 | 2 min | Justin Hsieh, Chloe Spanos
The friendship between Luna and Aster is tested when Luna the moon must return back to the night sky.
Hungary | 2022 | 14 min | Péter Bogyó
Told through three protagonists, who equally desire a special yellow flower – the key to their dreams and happiness.
UK | 2023 | 3 min | Andreas Fobes
Through the window of a travelling car, a stick shift controls the movement of an outside world.
68 min | All Ages
Screening throughout Festival dates 7-18 June, with other programs
France | 2023 | 5 min | Osman Cerfon
Surprise, pain, joy, fear, anger, laughter are all represented with a simple AAAAH!
Switzerland | 2022 | 7 min | Isabelle Favez
Every time Louise the crocodile sneezes, she loses a part of her brain. She has to find a solution before it’s too late…
Switzerland | 2022 | 5 min | Giulia Martinelli
A family of moon guardians living on an island deal with the ups and downs of life, with the coming and going of the tide.
Slovenia, Croatia | 2022 | 9 min | Timon Leder
A gluttonous mouse is trapped in a giant cheese wheel. Meanwhile his starving friend is stranded outside with a hungry cat on the prowl.
France | 2022 | 2 min | Ulysse Lefort, Martin Wiklund, Arthur Lemaître
A poetic interpretation of the life and world that grows from the womb of a mother-to-be.
please let me in
UK | 2022 | 2 min | Peter Millard
please let me in. i want more! i need more! let me in!
Switzerland | 2023 | 9 min | Lena von Döhren, Eva Rust
A stranded herring discovers many other friendly sea creatures in a tidal pool, who must all band together to fend off a determined seagull.
PULSE AT THE CENTRE OF BEING
Hong Kong | 2022 | 4 min | Tsz-wing HO
A colourful exploration of the human body with body parts, organs and flowers.
Switzerland | 2023 | 5 min | Barbara Brunner
Not your typical gardener, Rainboy plants raindrops to grow clouds. But one day aggravates an angry sun.
Canada | 2022 | 3 min | Barry Doupé
A playful metamorphosis from houses to faces and other reconfigurations.
UK | 2022 | 5 min | Andreas Fobes
Moulding, stretching, squashing, bending, breaking, ripping, and tearing. A sculptor struggles to replicate the perfect form.
SPIN & ELLA
Belgium | 2023 | 7 min | An Vrombaut
Ella the fairy and Spin the spider weave together marvellous creations until they end up in a tangled mess of their own.
Germany | 2022 | 7 min | Gurli Bachmann
A pair of inseparable socks are torn apart in the wash. Can they amend their relationship?