Lismore, Murwillumbah, Orange, Young, and Warrawong are the newest destinations for Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival, a major cultural offering that is bringing Australian and international features, short films, and documentaries from across the globe directly to our regions.
Minster for the Arts Don Harwin said the Travelling Film Festival would provide a cultural and economic boost to our regions, bringing audiences back to their local theatres following a year of uncertainty.
“Local cinemas are the beating heart of our regional communities, and after a tough year where many of us missed our friends, community and culture, people are keen to come back together to enjoy a night out experiencing storytelling at its best,” said Mr Harwin.
“The NSW Government is proud to support the Travelling Film Festival as they provide local communities with the opportunity to experience film in a festival environment that encourages debate, community involvement and interaction.”
“Sydney Film Festival is committed to supporting local cinemas rebuild audience engagement in the wake of the impact of 2020 on the arts and entertainment sectors,” said Sydney Film Festival CEO Leigh Small.
“Expanding the reach of the Travelling Film Festival through NSW will provide opportunities for regional audiences to reconnect with world class cinema in their own city, while also supporting the Australian film industry ecosystem.”
The 2021 Travelling Film Festival kicks off at The Regent Theatre, Murwillumbah: 4 – 6 June. For more information, including screening dates and venues, visit: www.sff.org.au for details.
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