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It Takes Time: 10 Films By Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman’s award-winning career has spanned over seven decades. He has been described as one of the most important and original filmmakers working today and even a living legend. Whilst many of Wiseman’s documentaries have been selected to screen at the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) over the years Jenny Neighbour who is the SFF Head […]

Spanish Film Festival Arrives With 34 New Films

The Spanish Film Festival returns this year with a program of 34 of the best feature films from Spain, Australia, Latin America, and the USA, starring A-listers including Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martinez and Blanca Portillo. COVID-19 has had an affect on the Spanish film industry over the past few years, but CEO Benjamin […]

Fantastic Film Festival 2022 highlights the best alternative films

The Fantastic Film Festival has arrived in Sydney and will unleash a program of 24 unconventional, bizarre and cult style arthouse feature films from 11 countries around the world, including Canada, Denmark, Japan, the UK, South Africa and Greece. “We’re extremely excited to present this year’s program. FFFA offers a journey beyond the map of […]

Czech And Slovak Film Festival Returns To Sydney

The Czech and Slovak Film Festival returns to Sydney this year for its 9th presentation. Over the course of five days the festival will be screening 11 of the highest quality movies and nine shorts produced in these countries. COVID-19 restrictions have had devastating effects on film industries throughout the world, but Festival Director Ika […]

Jewish Film Festival 2022

The Jewish International Film Festival returns to the big screen this year with a program of 55 feature films and a shorts package from 20 countries around the world. With a program that includes 31 feature films of which two are world premiere screenings of Australian produced films, 25 documentaries, episodes from a television series, six short […]

Inner West Council to invest in local music and film festival

By Patrick McKenzie Inner West Council has voted unanimously to invest in a raft of new COVID-safe outdoor community events, in a bid to provide more support to the local arts and culture sector. The vote came during a Council meeting on Tuesday evening, where Labor Councillor Chloe Smith moved a motion to build on […]

29th Mardi Gras Film Festival

By Mark Garrison The 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival is once again set to unspool the best of Queer cinema from around the world from February 17 until March 3. With 119 films from 37 different countries scheduled to screen at the festival, 51 of which will be making their Australian premiere, there is something […]

Europa, Europa Film Festival

Movie-goers who enjoy attending film festivals should be happy to learn that the inaugural Europa, Europa Film Festival is coming to Sydney! This specially curated film festival will screen 43 films from 42 countries all over Europe. Sydney currently has many annual European film festivals from Italy, Germany, France and Greece, just to name a […]

Japanese Film Festival 2021

The 25th Japanese Film Festival finally returns and JFF Director Yurika Sugie is excited to bring the latest and greatest Japanese films back to the cinema across the country. “This year, our program tells the stories of those who dare to dream beyond limitations. From overcoming loss to breaking ties with stifling societal expectations JFF […]

Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

After several postponements owing to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, The Scandinavian Film Festival finally returns to cinemas with a program of superb and award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Ten of these films are directed by women and many are Australian premieres. COVID-19 has adversely influenced film production worldwide, but the Scandinavian […]