The Sydney Indie Film Fest is an annual event showcasing local and international films by both established and emerging artists. The mission of the festival is to highlight opportunities for filmmakers and introduce them to the community by sharing stories from all around the world.
The films feature all genres including comedy, drama, thriller, science fiction, horror, animation, documentaries, and student films. The films are shown over two consecutive weeks during the winter in participating theatres in Sydney. Fest. Aside from screenings, the program of events also features Q&A portions with filmmakers, networking events, and excellent food and drink.
Film submissions are open to all, whether filmmakers produced a short with a $100 budget or one that cost thousands of dollars. The lucky winners will be given awards in several categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Family Film, Indie Spirit Award, Best Comedy, Best Drama, and dozens more. Short Films and Feature Films will also be given the chance to win a new award called the Best Trailer Award. All films are required to be in English, or at the very least, have subtitles in English.
Prices vary for each film, so be sure to check out the line-up for the upcoming Sydney Indie Film Fest.