Youth at SFF

If you're aged between 15 and 24, we've got you covered. Discount passes for Festival fans aged 15–24 will go on sale soon!

15+ Films

SFF is stacked with films rated 15+, and film fans under 15 can attend films rated 15+ with a parent or guardian. Look out for the 15+ classification in the program guide and web listings when the program goes on sale on Wednesday 8 May 2019.


In 2018 Sydney Film Festival partnered with Playwave, a membership platform for teens aged 15 to 19 that gets you access to cheap tickets for the cinema, theatre, dance and more. Find out more at

Playwave Film Reviews

Three Identical Strangers by Nicole Pingon here.

The Changeover by Zack Lewin here.

Top picks of SFF 2018 by Three Playwave Creatives!

Film in Revolt

Sydney Film Festival is partnered with Film in Revolt, a platform for youth who want to talk film, make film and write for/about film. The mentorship program helps young writers and filmmakers to review films, interview filmmakers and get practical advice from the experts themselves. Find out more at

Reviews from Film In Revolt:

Pick of the Litter by Maddy here.

Half The Picture by Amelia here.

Over The Limit by Larisa here.

The Breadwinner interview with Director, Lorraine Lordan by Kena here.

The Breadwinner by Amelia here.

Entrepreneur by Bill here.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
by Nick here.

by Michael here.

Filmworker by Bill here.

2018 Opening Night Red Carpet by Film In Revolt.

Matangi/ Maya / M.I.A by Nick here.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Michael here.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Jacinthe here.

Interviews from Film in Revolt:

Interview with Pietra Brettkelly about Yellow is Forbidden by Bonnie here.

Interview with Steve Jaggi about Chocolate Oyster here.

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney has partnered with Sydney Film Festival to present this year’s Freak Me Out program, our sidebar dedicated to everything bizarre, from the truly out-there arthouse fare through to pulp slashers, psychological thrillers and spinetingling scream fests. The University of Sydney also presents a Meet the Filmmakers talk at Dendy Newtown moderated by Freak Me Out programmer Richard Kuipers, ahead of the screening of Ant Timpson’s new film The Field Guide to Evil.

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