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


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


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 ...


Hundreds of films screen every year at the Sydney Film Festival and you can’t always ...
Teona Strugar Mitevska on 'God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya'

Teona Strugar Mitevska on ‘God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya’

"It's a story of a woman who defies the rules of the establishment, of the ...
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 ...
The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don’t Die

What a waste of everyone’s time. Us, the cast, Jim Jarmusch; everyone except Tilda Swinton ...
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After screening to sold-out audiences at this year's festival, ANIMALS is in theatres now! 🎉 To celebrate, we're giving away FIVE DOUBLE PASSES to go catch our fav gal pals (Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger, who else?) on the big screen.Here's how to win:
1. Make sure you've liked Sydney Film Festival AND Travelling Film Festival on Facebook.
2. Tell us about the craziest night you've had with a friend, and tag them below!That's it! Competition closes Sunday 15 September, with winners announced Monday.
Food for thought? More like food AND thought. The Food and Words Writer's Festival is back this Saturday at The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street in Sydney!Join them for a day for food enthusiasts to experience, celebrate and enjoy food, books and ideas with a program of speakers that includes everyone from chefs, cooks, food historians, winemakers, novelists, farmers, and book designers.Get all the details here:
WIN a double pass to I Was at Home, But - NSW Premiere, courtesy of our friends at Static Vision!The latest film from Berlin School pioneer Angela Schanelec, I Was At Home, But... come to Sydney for a one-off screening. It's a mesmerising, enigmatic exploration of loss and grief, following a woman whose life is thrown into disarray after the return of her missing son.To win, head to our Instagram @sydfilmfest and follow the instructions. Competition closes Sunday!Learn more:
💥 WIN! 💥We've got FIVE double passes to give away to ANGEL OF MINE, a gripping psychology thriller starring Noomi Rapace. She plays Lizzie, a mother who – seven years after the death of her daughter – sees a girl who's the spitting the image of her lost child.A tense study of motherhood, grief, and obsession, ANGEL OF MINE is in cinemas this Thursday. To WIN:💥 Make sure you've liked Sydney Film Festival and Travelling Film Festival on Facebook
💥 Tag a friend in the comments who you'd take to see ANGEL OF MINECompetition closes Thursday 5th September. Winners will be notified on Facebook.
Introducing's new podcast: The Take! Hosted by Blake Howard, it kicks off with a deep dive into Tarantino & ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, featuring Nerdist's Lindsey Romain and legend Nicholas Hammond.Listen in here:
Calling all sci-fi fans: WIN a package to the SciFi Film Festival happening at Event Cinemas from 6–8 September! The package includes double passes to: The world premiere of NEKROTRONIC (the Opening Night film with a Q&A from the film creators of Wyrmwood fame), the Australian premiere of scifi #anime blockbuster HUMAN LOST, a futuristic Blade Runner-esque anime, and a program of sci fi shorts made by women featuring at this year's festival.⁠
To win,⁠
1) LIKE this picture and TAG a friend below who you'd take to the festival⁠
2) Make sure you've liked Sydney Film Festival and Travelling Film Festival on Facebook.
See the full festival program here:
Experience eclectic, experimental and dynamic new music this August with Extended Play at City Recital Hall, featuring over 20 concerts in 12 hours and headlined by toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan.BOOK NOW:
Dreaming of a tropical getaway? Sail & Save on the TFF at Sea cruise with Princess®. Find your perfect combination of relaxation, films & adventure as you explore the South Pacific and come back new®.BOOK NOW with  Princess Cruises:
Last chance to enter our Instagram competition which closes tomorrow to WIN one of two double passes to Sydney Underground Film Festival 🎉Check out our Instagram for more details! @SydfilmfestAlso last chance to register for SUFF's 48 hour film challenge which registrations also close tomorrow! 🎬
SFF Education Partner  UNSW Arts and Social Sciences is proud to host multi award-winning actor and author Magda Szubanski AO, as she discusses her experiences on social media and how to survive the cyber marketplace of ideas.6pm, Tuesday 10 September. Presented as part of Social Sciences Week @UNSW. Register now <>
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