Sydney Film Festival Diary Alert: Key Red Carpet Dates

By May 27, 2014 Events


Wed 4 June (6pm for 6.15pm arrivals) State Theatre  SFF Opening Night Red Carpet– Australian Premiere of Nick Cave film 20,000 Days on EarthAttending: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (directors) 
Thurs 5 June (3.45pm for a 4pm start) Festival Hub Festival Hub Launch featuring the opening of Los-Angeles based Australian Hugh Hamilton’s photographic exhibition Rosebud and an exclusive collection of iconic American Eames furniture.Attending: Hugh Hamilton, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, Eames Demetrious), filmmaker and son of retrospective focus Robert Altman, Michael Altman 
Thurs 5 June (5.15pm for a 5.30pm start) Event Cinemas EV9 Red Carpet for Human Rights Watch film E-TeamAttending: Academy Award Winning director Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels, 2005) and E-Team subject Dr. Anna Neistat. 
Fri 6 June (7.45pm for an 8pm carpet) Event Cinemas EV9 Red Carpet for World Premiere of Australian feature TouchAttending: Christopher Houghton (director / screenwriter), Julie Byrne(producer), Leeana Walsman (actor), Matt Day (actor), Greg Hatton (actor), Onor Nottle (actor), Shane Connor (actor)
Fri 6 June (7.55pm for an 8.10pm carpet) State Theatre Red Carpet for Australian Premiere BoyhoodAttending: actor Ellar Coltrane (who was filmed over a 12-year period in the film) and producer Cathleen Sutherland. Ellar and Cathleen will also take part in an Apple Store talk on Saturday 7 June at 3pm
Sat 7 June (5pm for a 5.30pm carpet) State Theatre Australian Premiere The RoverAttending:David Michod (director), Guy Pearce (actor), Robert Pattinson (actor) and Liz Watts (producer)
Sun 8 June (4pm for a 4.15pm carpet)   Dendy Opera Quays World Premiere of Australian documentary: The Redfern StoryAttending: Darlene Johnson (director / screenwriter / producer) and Sue Milliken (producer) 
Mon 9 June (1.35pm for a 1.50pm carpet) Event Cinemas Australian Premiere of DreamWorks Animations’ How to Train Your Dragon 2Attending: Cate Blanchett (the voice of the character Valka) will attend the Red Carpet and introduce the premiere 
Tue 10 June (5.30pm for a 5.45pm carpet) State Theatre Australian Premiere of Australian feature: RuinAttending: Amiel Courtin-Wilson & Michael Cody (directors / screenwriters /producers), Sang Malen (actor), and Ros Mony (actor)
Wed 11 June (5.45pm for a 6pm carpet) Event Cinemas Australian Premiere of documentary The Last ImpresarioAttending: Gracie Otto (director / screenwriter) and Nicole O’Donohue (producer)
Wed 11 June (7.55pm for an 8.10pm carpet) State Theatre Australian Premiere of The Two Faces of JanuaryAttending: Hossein Amini (director)
Thurs 12 June (5.30pm for a 5.45pm carpet) Event Cinemas EV9 World Premiere of Australian documentary Black Panther WomanAttending: Rachel Perkins (director / screenwriter) and Marlene Cummins (screenwriter)
Fri 13 June (5.25 for a 5.40pm carpet) State Theatre World Premiere of Australian feature Fell in Official CompetitionAttending: Kasimir Burgess (director), Matt Nable (actor), John Maynard and Mary Minas (producers) and Natasha Pincus (screenwriter)
Fri 13 June (6.15pm for a 6.30pm carpet) Event Cinemas EV4 Australian Premiere of The Little DeathJosh Lawson (director / actor), Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni, Matt Reeder (producers)
Fri 13 June (7.20pm for a 7.40pm carpet) Dendy Opera Quays Australian Premiere of fashion film Dior & IAttending: Frederic Tcheng (director)
Sun 15 June (6.45pm for a 7pm carpet) State Theatre SFF Closing Night – Australian Premiere of New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows Attending: Taika Waititi (director)

The 61st Sydney Film Festival runs from 4-15 June and brings a packed program of screenings and special events to even more venues across Sydney. For tickets and full up-to-date program information, visit