Between 5 and 16 June, Sydney Film Festival screens 307 of the greatest and strangest new films from 58 countries, including 33 World Premieres, at nine...

Sydney Film Festival 2019

Location:

Australia

Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival

Event Details

Between 5 and 16 June, Sydney Film Festival screens 307 of the greatest and strangest new films from 58 countries, including 33 World Premieres, at nine cinemas across Sydney. 

Cinemas include:

  • The State Theatre
  • Dendy Newtown
  • Opera Quays
  • Event Cinemas George St
  • Ritz Cinema Randwick
  • Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
  • HOYTS Entertainment Quarter
  • Casula Powerhouse
  • The Art Gallery of NSW

Explore the full program of red carpet premieres, filmmaker guests, Q&A talks, special screenings and parties at The Sydney Film Festival Website.
 

Sydney Film Festival Presents these Vivid Ideas Free Talks 

Date Event
9 June Panel: The Final Quarter
10 June Ian McPherson Memorial Lecture
15 June Meet the Filmmakers: Screenability Program
15 June Talking Editing
16 June Meet the Filmmaker: Ben Lawrence

 

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Auslan Interpreted - Auslan interpreted events are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying or Auslan signing the text and dialogue live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Sensory friendly - Relaxed performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities, along with their friends, carers and families.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.