Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival is one of the longest running film festivals in the world, and is a major event in the New South Wales cultural calendar. 

Each year the festival brings the best new films from around the world to audiences right here in Sydney. The 63rd Sydney Film Festival runs from Wednesday 8 June-Sunday 19 June 2016, with 300+ screenings of 180+ films from 50+ countries, plus talks, Q&As, parties, red carpets, special events and more.

Lighting up venues across the city, it’s the only time of year that you can see films in the spectacular art-nouveau grandeur of the State Theatre. Other venues across the city include Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Newtown and Opera Quays, the Art Gallery of NSW, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace and Casula Powerhouse. There’s even a special screening at the stunningly restored Skyline Drive-In at Blacktown.

The Festival Hub at Lower Town Hall is another real highlight, the perfect place to meet up with a friend before, after or between films. Grab a drink or snack there, check out the amazing video art on display from Sydney Contemporary, relax in the gorgeously designed surrounds of the Herman Miller Lounge and buy discounted tickets to upcoming screenings. 

The full program is on now on sale, you can also buy festival Flexipasses and save anytime of year from the website.

 Visit sff.org.au to see all there is on offer and plan your festival experience today.

Full Listings:

Vivid Ideas & SFF Present: Not so Black and White
Vivid Ideas & SFF Present: AFTRS Black Talk: A Double Bill; Indigeneity and Australian Screen Storytelling
Vivid Ideas & SFF Present: The Boys Reunion
Vivid Ideas & SFF Present: Meet the Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Vivid Ideas & SFF Present: Are Films really worth keeping?
Vivid Ideas & SFF Present: Korea on the Verge: Social Faultlines in Korean Cinema - Tony Rayns
Vivid Ideas & SFF Present: Mel Gibson In conversation with Garry Maddox

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