Support an SFF Initiative

43 years ago, SFF Director David Stratton threw some film reels in the back of his car and set off to present the SFF films across regional Australia. Thus emerged the Travelling Film Festival. Now all these years later the TFF still brings features and documentaries to remote areas; facilitating discussion and social cohesion through shared experiences.

SFF takes risks, curating films that platform under-represented voices and tackle provocative and important topics. The audience relies on the Festival to deliver films that open eyes to new ideas and diverse perspectives. It pushes back against a trend towards monocultural onscreen representation and builds support for the Australian film industry.

Sydney Film Festival initiatives that are increasing our reach and range of perspectives include a focus on Indigenous voices through the First Nations Program, drawing attention to critical issues across the globe through International Documentaries, and highlighting voices of filmmakers with disability in Screenability.

Screen Day Out is a program of specially chosen films for high school students. Films in the program are brought to life through access to detailed study guides and participation in Q&A sessions with the filmmaker at the end of the film.

The Festival is striving for 50/50 representation of female and male filmmakers and is developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), which provides a framework for the Festival’s ongoing commitment to improving access and inclusion across its program.

Get in Touch

Please contact Georgia Shepherd, the Philanthropy Manager, for more information about how you or your organisation can support an SFF initiative.
Phone: 02 8220 6612

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