The Director’s Patrons

Becoming a Director’s Patron is a wonderful way to engage more deeply with the Festival through your support. Meet Festival Director Nashen Moodley and his team of dedicated and passionate curators and stay in touch with them as they share insights from their travels through the year. From special events outside the Festival to the exciting Launch party in May, and at events during the Festival through to the wrap party, Director’s Patrons enjoy an insider’s VIP experience with priceless advice about what not to miss!

The support received from Director’s Patrons enables the Festival to keep ticket prices accessible for all. It enables the Festival to nurture emerging Australian film talent by providing a supportive and attentive forum in which to share their stories. It gives Australian audiences access to more diverse film styles, ensuring we see and hear the important stories of the year. Their support makes it possible to bring so many international guests to Sydney to inspire, challenge and uplift us.

Become A Director's Patron

Unlock your VIP festival experience today

Director’s Patrons are acknowledged at the following levels:

  • Director’s Circle Champion $25,000
  • Director’s Circle $10,000
  • Director’s Associate $5,000
  • Director’s Cut $2,500

Patrons see their support in action with

  • Invitations to the VIP Program Launch to hear the Festival Director’s top film picks
  • Invitations to the VIP Opening Night Celebrations
  • Invitations to a filmmaker event during the Festival
  • Concierge service, with premium reserved seating in the State Theatre
  • VIP entry to Festival screenings
  • Invitations to year-round screenings and exclusive events
  • The Festival Program delivered by mail

Find out more information

For more information, or to pay by cheque or direct deposit, please download this form and return it to Philanthropy Manager, Georgia Shepherd.
Phone: 02 8220 6612

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