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SHADOW – Screening In The Screenability Program at SFF

The Sydney Film Festival is currently screening, and audiences have the opportunity of attending the Screenability Program which highlights the incredible work of filmmakers with disabilities. “This program is part of a suite of initiatives designed to boost the participation of underrepresented groups in the screen industry,” explained festival director Nashen Moodley. “The focus of […]

Sydney Film Festival Implements Further COVIDsafe Measures

The Sydney Film Festival is scheduled to return in August and the SFF Director Nashen Moodley wants to assure all readers that it will be safe to attend in spite of the recent lockdown in Sydney. “We will reduce the amount of screenings at the festival because of COVID-19 restrictions, for the need to clean […]

Sydney Film Festival 2021 Teaser

Anticipation for this year’s Sydney Film Festival (SFF) should exceed expectations owing to the absence of last year’s live festival, which was replaced by a viral edition owing to COVID-19. This year the festival will be smaller in terms of the program owing to COVID-19 restrictions. Approximately 80% of the program has been selected, and […]

Sydney Film Festival Cancelled – Interview With CEO Leigh Small

The leaders of the Sydney Film Festival had been contemplating drastic measures for weeks in the face of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. But that didn’t make the final decision any easier.  On Wednesday afternoon the group made the call: They would cancel their 2020 program. In the announcement SFF stated, "It is with deep regret […]

Creative space hard to find

By Laura Neill ‘Out-of-date and ludicrous’ red tape is strangling Sydney’s creative sectors, according to a new report authored by Sydney Fringe Festival (SFF) director and chief executive Kerri Glasscock. Titled ‘An Anthology of Space’, the report proposes solutions to overcome the financial and regulatory restrictions hindering artists from utilizing industrial and retail spaces. “If […]

Screenability at Sydney Film Festival

The 64th Sydney Film Festival is more than just whirlwind premieres, red-carpet openings and international guests for Sydneysiders to indulge in. There is also an incredibly important and enlightening program of films showcasing the works of filmmakers with a disability. “Screenability is an international program showcasing films by filmmakers with a disability from France, New […]


Paris is Still Burning. In 1990 the indie doco known as Paris is Burning, directed by Jennie Livingston, premiered. It chronicles the ballroom dance culture and the Latino, African-American, trans and sex work sub-cultures and communities that were later commercialised in Madonna’s song, 'Vogue'. Drag, cross-dressing and raunchy dressing up, were presented as a complex […]


This low-budget Australian road-trip film surrounds a dying cab-driver called Rex who drives 3,000 km from Broken Hill to Darwin, hoping to take advantage of new euthanasia laws. But whilst on this incredible journey, he meets people who force him to re-evaluate his life and ultimately realizes that before he dies he must live life […]

The 61st Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival promises to be bigger and better this year, screening 183 films, shorts and documentaries from 47 countries, of which 122 are Australian premieres. With attendances steadily climbing in recent years, this festival’s longevity resonates its popularity. This year the SFF will screen in even more venues including the Skyline Drive-in Blacktown, […]

Eastern Boys

Eastern Boys is a controversial new film from France which will intimidate and unnerve audiences. When middle-age Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin) invites a young male prostitute named Marek (Kirill Emelyanov) into his apartment for a discreet meeting, he inadvertently falls into a trap and has a gang of illegal immigrants to contend with. This is the […]