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Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival is one of the most popular events in Sydney and is held over two weeks in June every year (held in August for 2021 only).

As the name suggests, the Sydney Film Festival is all about celebrating local and international film with 12 days of premieres, talks and events.

Sydney Film Festival 2022 Dates, Tickets, Program & Movie Highlights

The Sydney Film Festival list of events include showcasing a selection of feature films, arthouse films, documentaries and short films. Families will be excited to know that some of these include a number of children’s and family films.

This festival is celebrated all across the city, with films shown in various venues all across the CBD. Some of the more popular venues include the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne and Western Sydney.

Tickets can be purchased for individual events/shows, or you can purchase a Flexi Pass which gives you access to 10, 20 or 30 shows. There is also an Opening Night Film and Gala as well as a Closing Night Gala held at the State Theatre.

The festival also honours entrants by giving out awards to the best documentaries, fiction and feature films of the event. 12 Films are selected to take part in the competition with the winner taking home $60,000.

Book your tickets early, as Gala Tickets sell out fast. If you are coming to Sydney for the festival, click the link below to find the best accommodation deals.

Please check out the event movie guide for a complete view of all of the different movie screenings, dates, times, locations,and ticket prices.


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  • Good afternoon.
    Has the Australian movie RUBY’s CHOICE, with Director Michael Budd been entered into Sydney Film Festival.

    kind regards,
    Sylvana Vandertouw

    • Hi Sylvana,

      I have reviewed the movie list at https://www.sff.org.au/program/a-z/?type=Film&type=Event, but I can’t see any reference to “Ruby’s Choice”.

      Be that submissions for the festival closed back at the end of March, I don’t think it will be part of the festival – that’s unless the organisers are staggering out the release of the movie titles (as i don’t believe there was this many movies when I looked a week ago).

      All I can suggest is to keep checking back on that link above to see if it has been added in the coming weeks.


What date is the Sydney Film Festival?
What time is the Sydney Film Festival?
Please refer to the movie screening guide linked to above for dates, times and locations

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Where is the Sydney Film Festival located?
What is the Sydney Film Festival address?
State Theatre Dendy Opera Quays Event Cinemas George St Sydney Film Festival Hub Art Gallery of New South Wales Ritz Cinema Randwick Hoyts Entertainment Quarter Hayden Orpheum Cremorne Dendy Newtown Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, NSW

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What are the Sydney Film Festival entry prices?
Flexipass 10: $165
Flexipass 20: $310
Flexipass 30: $435
Youth Pass 6 (15 - 24yrs): $75

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