Share the excitement of Sydney Film Festival with your whole family. Featuring the finest films from around the world, these quality titles will surprise and delight both the child inside and the child beside you.
With screenings in the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street and at the Casula Powerhouse in Liverpool, there are all kinds of experiences on offer for you and your kids.
See all five events below or visit the website at http://www.sff.org.au/family
Kids raised by same-sex couples are growing in numbers worldwide. This intimate, humorous doco offers a refreshingly frank picture of the Gayby-Boom we seem to be experiencing in the midst of the marriage equality debate. Suitable for ages 6+
WIDE OPEN SKY
This heart-warming doco about childhood, creativity and community chronicles the journey of an outback Australian children’s choir from auditions to their end-of-year concert and all the trials they face along the way. Suitable for ages 6+
KIDS ANIMATION SHOWCASE
A selection of animated short films chosen for a discerning young audience. Expect lots of clever animals, plenty of laughs and the odd scary moment for good measure! Suitable for children aged 3-8 years.
SONG OF THE SEA
Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars, this magical treat for families, inspired by Celtic legend, is chock-full of glorious hand-drawn imagery, captivating critters and lilting Gaelic music. Suitable for ages 6+
THE CROW’S EGG
Dubbed the new Slumdog Millionaire, this is a funny, charming South Indian tale of two mischievous, resourceful brothers from a Chennai slum who become determined to taste pizza for the very first time. Suitable for ages 8+
A winter’s night in The Hub gives way to the sun soaked sounds of summer, at a party to celebrate the musical genius Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame, as portrayed in the SFF 2015 film Love & Mercy. Sunday 7 June 8:30pm.
THE VINYL LOUNGE
The Hub welcomes the National Film and Sound Archive’s audio gurus Thorsten Kaeding and Graham McDonald, playing rare and fascinating records from the national collection, and giving you a chance to share (and show off) some of your own vinyl. Monday 8 June 8:30pm.
STUDIO 54 PARTY
To celebrate 54: The Director’s Cut and the restoration of its original homoerotic vision, join Jonny Seymour and friends in a queer disco party of epic proportions that will summon the spirit of that legendary venue to the Hub. Saturday 13 June 8:30pm.
SFF PUBLIC LAUNCH
Join us for the unveiling of the 2015 Sydney Film Festival Program on 6 May, 6pm, at Customs house. Festival Director Nashen Moodley will showcase the diverse range of films to be screened, including the Opening and Closing Night films, and the Official Competition selection. Reserve your seat below.
MAD MAX 1 + 2 DOUBLE
Get ready to go mad! Before the release of Mad Max: Fury Road on 14 May, I Love Retro celebrates the original and most celebrated two films in the franchise. Mad Max 1 and 2 are Australian dystopian action films from the 80s starring Mel Gibson.