Blackfella Films producer Darren Dale has been appointed Sydney Film Festival (SFF) board chair, taking over from Deanne Weir, who has announced her retirement after eight years on the board.
Warwick Thornton's 'The New Boy' is heading direct from Cannes to Sydney Film Festival, where it will be the opening night film for the event's 70th edition.
For Film's Sake has expanded its rapid talent development incubator, Platform, to creatives Australia-wide. To be held in person over just four days, 10 filmmakers will form creative teams to work on new fiction projects that they'll then publicly pitch at the Sydney Film Festival Hub.
As Sydney Film Festival readies its 70th anniversary edition, it has released a sneak peak of its first 12 titles, including Rachel Ward documentary, 'Rachel's Farm', and Brenda Matthews and Nathaniel Schmidt's 'The Last Daughter'.
This year's Sydney Film Festival attendees have declared a pair of films set in the city as their favourites.
Actor and filmmaker Kylie Bracknell, composer Caitlin Yeo, and Luke Cornish's 'Keep Stepping' are among this year's Sydney Film Festival award winners, with Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont's 'Close' triumphing in the official competition.
Sydney Film Festival director and acting CEO Nashen Moodley hopes a program of "big emotions" will help cinemas continue to build momentum post-lockdown, with the full line-up for the 2022 event unveiled on Wednesday.