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We honour the storytelling and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

Patron and Filmmaker Stories

Stories 2020
Creative Agency M&C Saatchi
Group Creative Director Andy Flemming
Account Director Charlotte O’Brien
Strategist Alexi Hall
Director Kyra Bartley, FINCH
Editor Jack Hutchings, The Editors
Composer Abigail Sie, Song Zu
Featuring Gillian Armstrong AM, Rose Byrne, Marta Dusseldorp, Nash Edgerton, Damon Herriman, Nicole Kidman AC, Ewen Leslie, Heather Mitchell AM, Daniel Monks, Sam Neill DCNZM OBE, Miranda Tapsell, Jack Thompson AM, Lynette Wallworth, Rachel Ward AM, Hugo Weaving AO and David Wenham.

Help Keep the Festival Alight 2019
Handcrafted by Animal Logic
Directed by David Scott
Produced by Amber Naismith
Narrated by Rachel Ward AM
Composed by Antony Partos

Hear from SFF’s 2018 Filmmakers
Filmmakers from Australia and around the world express appreciation of their Sydney Film Festival experience.

Creating the Future with Philanthropic Support
See what inspires our Director’s Patrons to support Sydney Film Festival

A message from our Chair, philanthropist Deanne Weir
What is everyday philanthropy?

Keep Our Festival Alive 2018: Meet our zombie spokesperson
Created with generous support from SFF Production Partners M&C Saatchi, Barefoot Communications and Soundfirm, with our Zombie wonderfully realised by Rhys Muldoon.

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