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15th Sydney Underground Film Festival

Several film festivals have been postponed until 2022 owing to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns, but the anticipated Sydney Underground Film Festival streams on demand for the second consecutive year. This unique film festival has mesmerised fans with its outrageously bizarre, quasi experimental, and vastly non-mainstream films and documentaries. Now in its 15th year the program […]


These days school children have access to an almost unlimited range of audio visual material to expand their knowledge and hopefully shape their social responsibility. Much of it can be downloaded via the internet and viewed on a variety of devices. There was a time however when today’s digital technology was just a science fiction […]


As far as community spaces go, the old Heffron Hall in Burton Street Darlinghurst, with its bland red brick 60s façade, served the area well for more than a half century. Back in the laissez faire days of the 60s and 70s you could hire the venue for a song, sling the caretaker ten dollars […]

57 Lawson

Artistic director of the Sydney Film School, Ben Ferris is about to release his latest documentary, 57 Lawson, which is a passive observation of the social ecosystem in an inner Sydney housing commission block. Ferris is director and filmmaker behind the 70-minute feature, which is comprised of a series of fixed camera shots capturing real […]


The Sydney Underground Film Festival is an alternate and innovative film festival screening the most controversial, subversive and experimental films in the world. In four days over 100 films of different genres will be screened including political/activist, horror and music documentaries–many of which may shock audiences. An analysis of the programme with strangely titled films such […]

Naked City: Where are all the warehouses?

  Check out the picture above – three warehouses for sale at $2,900 each or grab all three for only $7,900. That’s a total of 9,000 square feet at less than a dollar a square foot. Sadly you would have to move to Detroit in the US if you want to take advantage of this […]

Sydney Underground Film Festival 2014

The Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) is rolling the red carpet down Sydney's inner-west this September and it leads to Marrickville’s Factory Theatre. SUFF is turning eight this year, and still going strong thanks to founders and directors, Stefan Popescu and Katherine Berger. “For us, it’s about adventurous cinema. We want cinema to be a […]


The Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) is now in its seventh year and is finding “new ways of behaving badly” according to Stefan Popescu, Festival Director and Head of Programming. Opening night kicks off on September 5 with legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest offering The Dance of Reality and closes on September 8 with […]

Future of Film is at the Festivals

Film festivals don’t just exhibit films. It’s not just about watching a film; it’s about the experience of cinema. When you think of traditional forms of cinema it becomes clear why films aren’t meant to be watched in a lounge room. There is the buzz of a packed theatre, a heightened sense of atmosphere as […]

Yes Men to the rescue

They told us the Iraq War was over in a special edition of the New York Times, and took on some of the most powerful corporations on the planet posing as spokespeople for the WTO, McDonalds and the Dow Chemical Company. The bold activists known by the aliases Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno have perpetrated […]