First Sydney Indie Film Festival unveiled

The first Sydney Indie Film Festival (SIFF) will feature some of the best of independent cinema from around the world as it aims to unite, inspire and entertain.

The fest will run October 17-25  at  The Bayview Cinema in the Bayview Hotel in Gladesville, just 15 minutes from the CBD.

Festival director Shailla Quadra, an independent filmmaker and actor, said: "The Festival program will screen all genres of films – action, adventure, comedy, family movies, chick flicks, science fiction, thrillers."

Submissions were accepted exclusively via FilmFreeway and finalists are selected by a panel of judges from the local film industry.

The full program will be published on  October 1 on the festival website. Ticket sales and bookings will open the next day. For more information visit:

The finalis will be competing for various awards in several categories covering features and short films, documentaries and animation.

The award categories for features and shorts:

Best Film
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Lead Male Actor
Best Lead Female Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Music Score
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Special Effects

Additional awards categories will be announced.


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