Sydney Film Festival Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

By February 25, 2013 Events

Sydney Film Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary from 5th to 16th June 2013 bringing a packed program of screenings and special events to even more venues across our great city.

As well as screening around 150 films across 12 days and nights; a series of red carpet galas, talks and forums; and soon to be announced international guests; Sydney Film Festival 2013 will present an extended program of free events at the ‘Sydney Film Festival Hub’ at Lower Town Hall, even more screenings at the heritage-listed State Theatre and Event Cinemas George Street and return to the opulent Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace on the city’s North Shore after a near 30-year absence. To mark this historic 60th year of the Festival’s history, Sydney Film Festival will launch a comprehensive interactive eBook on 27th March. This free, living resource will be packed with original research, criticism and essays about the history of SFF and its role in the development of local art and culture, and gives users the ability to learn more about this prestigious Australian festival. The Sydney Film Festival programming team gathers an amazing selection from film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and the Berlinale, then brings them home to add to our finest local productions, creating a packed program of more than 250 screenings for patrons to choose from.

Travelling way beyond the mainstream, there really will be something for all tastes and interests to select from, with many ways for patrons to map their own Festival adventure from a single ticket to a full subscription and all points between. A sneak preview of the 2013 program will be announced on 3rd April and the full program will be revealed on 8th May.

This year marks Sydney Film Festival’s second year with Festival Director Nashen Moodley at the helm. Moodley’s impressive career includes roles as Manager/Head of Programming at South Africa’s Durban International Film Festival (2001–2011) and Director of Asia and Africa programs for Dubai International Film Festival (2005–current) as well as curating Tehran’s first South African Film Festival (2006).

For more information visit: http://www.sff.org.au from 27 March.