Sydney Film Festival

Event dates to be confirmed: June 2019

The world’s best new films come to Sydney this June for 12 days and nights of inspiring films, premieres and events.

Sydney Film Festival takes place at the flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the Central Business District, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, screening more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. Twelve films are selected for the official competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a AUD60000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents seven other cash awards over the course of the festival.

The Sydney Film Festival is supported by the New South Wales Government through Screen New South Wales, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney. The festival’s Strategic Partner is the New South Wales Government through Destination New South Wales. They also run the Travelling Film Festival year-round, taking the best of international and Australian cinema to 17 regional centres around the country, as well as the Travelling Film Festival at Sea.

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