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Screen Day Out Education Program

Screen Day Out is Sydney Film Festival’s secondary education program, presenting Australian premiere features and documentaries in three cinemas across Sydney – Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Randwick’s Ritz Cinema and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

  • All Screen Day Out sessions will be introduced by filmmakers or special guests, with hosted question sessions following the screening;
  • In-depth online Australian Teachers of Media Inc. Study Guides will be created for each film and will be available for teachers to download from The Education Shop here;
  • With the support of ATOM, the Festival has launched a competition for aspiring film writers, celebrating insightful film criticism in memory of film writer and former SFF director Sylvia Lawson. Students are encouraged to submit a review of one of the Screen Day Out films to win 12 double film passes courtesy of Event Cinemas and a Flexipass 10 for the 66th Sydney Film Festival. View more information about the Student Critics Competition here!

You can view the films screening below. Read through our Frequently Asked Questions about the Education Program.

To get in touch with us about Screen Day Out, email or call us on 1300 733 733.

Teachers are also invited to register their class for a free Field Trip to the Apple Store. These hands-on sessions can be tailored to complement classroom projects with topics such as ‘Exploring Creative Storytelling’ and ‘Elevating Ideas to Action’. Register for Field Trips at

Get Involved!

Screen Day Out is funded by a group of Sydney Film Festival’s generous philanthropists and supported by Australian Teachers of Media Inc. If you would like to get involved and help fund the growth of this program, please contact SFF Philanthropy Manager, Georgia Shepherd.

Phone: 02 8220 6612

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