Sydney Film Festival (SFF) will go virtual and national for the first time in its history this June, allowing festival attendees around Australia to buy tickets and packages to experience the Festival wherever they are.
From 10 to 21 June 2020, SFF will present important elements of its 2020 lineup: world premieres of compelling true stories from some of Australia’s most exciting documentary filmmakers, a program of shorts from rising stars of the Australian film industry, and films from Europe’s most cutting-edge female directors.
The 67th SFF Edition will present the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary, the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, and Europe! Voices of Women in Film.
“This year’s special 67th Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition and Awards is all about bringing audiences across the nation together at a particularly challenging time in celebration of filmmakers and particularly the Australian film industry,” said Festival Director Nashen Moodley.
“For almost 70 years, Sydney Film Festival has been the way we collectively explore the world and our times through the medium of film. It is two weeks in June when Sydney is as we know and love it – open, alive, inquisitive, inspired and connected – and we with it. SFF is when we came together to discover, discuss, explore; to be transformed and always entertained. So, from our homes the journey continues!”
The 2020 Sydney Film Festival runs online from 10 to 21 June. The program will be launched on 27 May 2020. For more information, visit: www.sff.org.au for details.
Image: State Theatre Sydney – courtesy of Sydney Film Festival