Subscriptions: Frequently Asked Questions
A subscription is the unmatched way to experience the Sydney Film Festival. Subscribe for either the day or night sessions at the majestic State Theatre, over the entire Festival and have your own dedicated seat.
Why be a subscriber?
A subscription is always the best value way to see the most films at the Festival. Be part of a special community of film fans, and immerse yourself in the 70th Sydney Film Festival with a dedicated seat over the entire Festival. You’ll get the best seats, have flexibility to come and go as you please, and be invited to special events and screenings year-round.
When will I get my tickets and subscriber pack?
Following the Festival Program launch on May 10, your Subscriber pack will arrive in the mail complete with your schedule, admission lanyard, and a copy of the official program guide. Please ensure your address is correct when booking.
What are the session times for Daytime vs. Evening Subscriptions?
Session times are subject to change and actual number of sessions will vary according to the length of films. Please refer to your Subscriber pack, delivered in May, for the finalised list of daytime/evening Subscriber films.
Daytime Subscriptions (estimated 34 films) Thursday 8- Sunday 18 June
- Tuesday-Friday: sessions start 9:30am and finish around 5:30pm, typically three or four films
- Saturdays, Sundays, Monday 13 June (public holiday): sessions start 9:30am and finish around 2:30pm, typically two films
- Please note all sessions at the State Theatre are now with reserved seating
Evening Subscriptions (estimated 32 films) Thursday 8- Sunday 18 June
- Tuesday-Friday: sessions start around 6:00pm-6:30pm and 8:30pm-9:00pm, typically two films
- Saturdays, Sunday 12 June, Monday 13 June (public holiday): sessions start around 2:30pm-3:00pm and finish around 10:30pm-11:00pm, typically three or four films
- Sunday 19 June: sessions start around 2:30pm-3:00pm and finish around 5:30pm-6:00pm, typically two films
What films will I get to see?
The joy of subscribing is the being able to discover a wide range of remarkable new films, curated for you by our experienced programming team led by Festival Director Nashen Moodley. The State Theatre hosts all our special presentation and Official Competition films, so you will see the very best the Festival has to offer. Films will be announced May 10, and it will not be possible to purchase a subscription after this point.
Do I have to attend every session and can I share my pass?
Your subscriber seat is just that – all yours. You can come and go as you please and your seat will be waiting for you. Can’t make a particular session? As long as you pass on your subscriber pass to a friend, they can come in your place (or just leave it for them to pick up at box office!).
What if I have access requirements?
If you have an access requirement (wheelchair access, hearing loop, etc.), please contact Sydney Film Festival’s ticketing team on 1300 733 733 or email us at email@example.com for assistance.
Does my subscription include the Opening and Closing Night Galas?
Opening Night (the evening of Wednesday 7 June) and Closing Night (the evening of Sunday 18 June) are not included in a Subscription. Tickets to these events will need to be purchased separately.
What about special screenings and other venues?
Tickets to the remainder of the SFF program can be purchased from Wednesday 10 May.
I can’t commit to a subscription but still want to experience the Festival.
A Flexipass is a fantastic way to see a variety of films at any of the Festival’s venues. A Flexipass allows you to purchase a group of tickets in advance at a discounted rate, which can be redeemed for most sessions.
Flexipass prices (Transaction fees apply)
A maximum of 4 tickets per session can be redeemed on a Flexipass. Redemptions are subject to seat availability.