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About Sydney Film Festival

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

The world’s best new films come to Sydney for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining screenings, talks and parties. Join us and be among the first in Australia to see the greatest, strangest and most exciting work that cinema has to offer.

Sydney Film Festival takes place at our flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the city, Newtown, Cremorne, and western Sydney. The festival screens more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. 12 films are selected for the official competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents 7 other cash awards.

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

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Every day, 10am to 11.45pm

Wednesday 6 June to Sunday 17 June 2018


General admission: $19.90

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Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • People who are blind or have low vision
  • Braille
  • Audio description
  • Sign language
  • Hearing loop
  • Closed captions

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