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Memorable above all for breaking one ever-cautionary and cardinal rule of the detective thriller and ...
Kursk

Kursk

Kursk doesn’t want you to remember the actual disaster too closely, just some of it’s ...
Booksmart

Booksmart

Let’s get this out of the way first; Booksmart is a good film ...
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

A solid premise matters little when the execution can barely match it ...
Julia Parnell and Martin Phillipps on 'The Chills'

Julia Parnell and Martin Phillipps on ‘The Chills’

“It’s a story about Martin taking a big look at his life after a dire ...
Dirty God

Dirty God

In a Festival beset by unnecessary controversies and ill-considered depictions of violence, Dirty God showed ...
Ant Timpson on new thriller-comedy 'Come To Daddy'

Ant Timpson on new thriller-comedy ‘Come To Daddy’

"As a fan making a film I wanted to make something that I knew would ...
The Unknown Saint

The Unknown Saint

There’s no better place for dry humour than the desert. Couldn’t resist ...
Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

Possibly the only Sydney Film Festival title ever to feature a question mark ...
Producer Majhid Heath on Indigenous Horror Anthology 'Dark Place' Premiere

Producer Majhid Heath on Indigenous Horror Anthology ‘Dark Place’ Premiere

"Five wickedly twisted tales from the next generation of Aboriginal Writer/Directors all looking at the ...
Parasite

Parasite

Hundreds of films screen every year at the Sydney Film Festival and you can’t always ...
Standing Up For Sonny

Standing Up For Sonny

Everyone involved in this movie wants you to like it, so, so much ...
RJ Mitte on 'Standing Up For Sonny'

RJ Mitte on ‘Standing Up For Sonny’

Standing Up For Sonny is about Travis who is really reluctant to have a life ...
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Don't miss the last few days of Flickerfest 2020, including NIMIC — a new short film from Greek master Yorgos Lanthimos. First premiered at TIFF, it's screening as part of Flickerfest's EU showcase this Saturday night. Learn more: https://flickerfest.com.au/programme/eu-short-film-showcase-2020/
Happy new...decade! Time to shake things off and look to the 20s. We might just have a few surprises in store too 🤫
Pictured: you after getting all your Christmas shopping done. Speaking of...if you're still looking for a last-minute pressie we've got you covered — get a Flexipass 10, 20, or 30 for the film buff in your life and fill in our gift certificate! It's that easy: https://www.sff.org.au/tickets/flexipasses/ Image: ANIMALS, SFF 2019
From our family to yours: happy holidays! Thanks to all of our supporters, partners, volunteers, and festival friends near and far for making this festival one of our best yet. Keep your eyes peeled for 2020 — we might just have a few tricks up our sleeve 👀
Our fingers are crossed for PARASITE — now nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes, and Best Cast at the SAG Awards. It's swept the awards circuit (including our very own Sydney Film Prize), so perhaps an Oscar is on the horizon...? Still in cinemas if you haven't watched. Go!
It's clown mania over here. Joker, Pennywise...Wrinkles the Clown? Catch horror-comedy-documentary WRINKLES THE CLOWN next Friday the 13th, presented by FilmInk. Following the journey of a masked man hired by parents to terrify their children into behaving (and for some spooky-scary pranks), don't miss this film that's as entertaining as it's frightening. One night only. Learn more: https://www.filmink.com.au/filmink-presents-wrinkles-clown/
Our friends at Sydney Dance Company are showcasing brand new works by four emerging Australian choreographers! Don't miss NEW BREED, which closes this week — fresh new commissions performed by professional SDC dancers and imagined by Australia's most exciting dance creators. On til December 7, tickets $35: https://bit.ly/2qtmRuL
Congratulations to festival favourite Sam Neill, who'll be receiving Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)'s most prestigious award — the Longford Lyell Award — at the 2019 AACTA Awards! Read more about his incredible career on AACTA Connect: https://www.aacta.org/connect/sam-neill-to-receive-australias-highest-screen-accolade/
Want $50k to develop your short film? VICE is teaming up once again with Screen Australia and the Australian International Documentary Conference to host their annual Pitch Australiana funding competition — where local filmmakers will get the chance to win a $50k commission for a short form doco to be released on VICE.com. If you've got a story about an Australian community, individual, or subculture that's often overlooked, check out the full eligibility requirements and enter now: https://www.aidc.com.au/pitches-marketplace/pitch-australiana-2020/
Three words: free movie marathons. We already showed you the life and times of John Kaldor this year (IT ALL STARTED WITH A STALE SANDWICH, SFF 2019), but now — delve into the life and practice of a different Kaldor Public Art Projects artist every second Sunday of the month! This Sunday, join us to experience the video work of art pioneer Bill Viola, as well as THE ROAD TO ST PAUL'S, a new doco about the artist. Check out the event page for all the details for the Movie marathons: Kaldor Public Art Projects.
Join us here at Sydney Film Festival and Travelling Film Festival! We've got a couple of roles going right now — if you're a customer relations gun, or a marketing whiz keen to get stuck into some of Australia's up-and-coming creative regions, learn more and apply here: www.sff.org.au/about/our-organisation/jobs/
Step into serenity at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's new exhibition from British artist Cornelia Parker. Exploded, shot, rearranged and flipped inside out, Parker’s work is full of marvel and wonder as objects are frozen in time at this exclusive exhibition. Now on as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2lyexaQ
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