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Sydney Film Festival 2021 Program revealed!

 

 

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL IS BACK! 
NOW ON SALE: SFF.ORG.AU


Take your seat! After two years in the making, Sydney Film Festival hits the cinemas in one month’s time – the first major festival to reopen in Sydney post lockdown. 

Between 3–14 November the Festival screens more than 200 highly anticipated films from around the world. Epic stories, intimate tales, dramas and documentaries hit nine cinemas across Sydney. Plus an On Demand program from 12–21 November. Book now and travel the world, with a choc top and popcorn in hand! 

The best value for money is to buy a Flexipass for 10, 20 or 30 tickets – save between $45 and $195 and share the tickets with your friends and family – or just keep them all for yourself.

Dive into the program on the SFF website or download the SFF 2021 app on the App Store and Google Play. 

There are many ways to explore the line-up: search on the website by Program Strand, Date, Venue, Genre, or Language, or let Natalie Tran walk you through her picks
 

"This year’s 68th Sydney Film Festival arrives at a historic and celebratory time for the city, as we come together again with people we have desperately missed, and in the places we yearn to return to – cinemas!”

“The Festival selection brings together some of the best films of the last two years; extraordinary works from major award-winners to some of the most anticipated films of the year."
– Nashen Moodley, Festival Director
 

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THE OFFICIAL COMPETITION IS HEATING UP! 

Screening in competition this year for the Sydney Film Prize and a $60,000 bounty are the new films by Céline Sciamma (Petite Maman, selected for competition in Berlinale 2021); Christian Petzold (Undine, starring Paula Beer) and Paolo Sorrentino (The Hand of God). 

Plus Leah Purcell's riveting period Western drama (The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson), Jasmila Žbanić's gripping Oscar-nominated thriller Quo Vadis, Aida? and previous Sydney Film Prize winner Ildikó Enyedi's The Story of My Wife — and more. 
 

SEE ALL THE FILMS VYING FOR THE SYDNEY FILM PRIZE HERE
 
 

EXPLORE THE 2021 PROGRAM

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AT THE STATE 

Enjoy the Festival's biggest films in the splendour of the State Theatre, from Julia Ducournau’s 2021 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Titane, to Jane Campion's Venice 2021 award-winner The Power of the Dog (starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst). Plus Lingui, The Sacred Bonds, from acclaimed Chadian filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; Philippa Bateman's cinematic reinvention of Archie Roach and the late Ruby Hunter’s concert in Wash My Soul in the River's Flow; and more. 
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DOCUMENTARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
Prize-winning, controversial and visually stunning; it’s all there in this year’s International Documentary line-up. Experience life in post-Brexit Ireland in Hot Docs 2021 winner Four Seasons in a Day; follow the efforts to save a Thai youth soccer team in The Rescue; experience a portrait of bovine life in Andrea Arnold‘s documentary debut, Cow; and see the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests through the eyes of four participants in When a City Rises.
 
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FEATURES
 
Brand new, critically-acclaimed cinema direct from festivals around the world. Wes Anderson, Pedro Almodóvar, Naomi Kawase, Denis Villeneuve, Asghar Farhadi and more will come to the SFF screen this November.
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MUSIC
 
From the life of Leonard Cohen to the stage of Tamworth's ‘Queen of Honky Tonk’ Wanita, take a journey through music in SFF's selection of music documentaries and features.   
 
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AUSTRALIAN CINEMA
 
From the Opening Night celebration of Western Sydney in Here Out West, to father-and-son road trip Bosch & Rockit, to rousing documentary Araatika: Rise Up!, these are the many stories of Australia on film.
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FAMILY FUN
 
Bring joy to the whole family with titles including beautiful puppet animation Even Mice Belong in Heaven; charming animated feature The Ape Star; and spirited action-adventure on the seas, Felix and the Hidden Treasure.
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EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM
 
The program showcases the top and emerging women filmmakers from Europe, and will take you from the French Alps to Albania’s mountainous north and beyond. Having screened in our living rooms in 2020, it returns to cinemas this year with a selection of exhilarating new features and documentaries, as well as in our On Demand program.
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ON DEMAND
 
This year SFF presents On Demand, an online program of 69 features, documentaries and short films. 
Catch unmissable Festival highlights including Todd Stephens’ Swan Song (starring screen legend Udo Kier), 2020 Berlinale Golden Bear winner There is No Evil, and Like the Wind – a celebration of Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle. 
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FREAK ME OUT
 
Take a walk on the thrilling side with the dark and delicious Censor, a Sundance hit from Prano Bailey-Bond; join the Aussie undead in outback zombie horror Wyrmwood Apocalypse; head to South African jungle hell with Gaia; and beyond.
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SHORT FILMS
 
A stellar line-up of short films from Australia and around the globe. Don't miss the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, three exceptional Screenability titles, and shorts from Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
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