The Sydney Underground Film Festival (or SUFF as it’s commonly known) showcases quality independent and experimental films across three days and nights in September each year.
It gives alternative and up-and-coming filmmakers exposure by providing them with a platform to show their films to the public.
There’s a wide variety of feature films, documentaries and short films available to see. Many of them push the boundaries and challenge traditional filmmaking styles to make them refreshingly unique.
Awards are given to the most outstanding films shown at the festival. Make sure you check the festival program for film descriptions and screening times. You’re bound to find plenty of films that are worth checking out. By going, you’ll be supporting the development of indie films.
The Factory Theatre where the festival is held has five cinemas and you can buy both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages there along with your confectionary and snacks. The festival also has opening and closing night parties where you can mingle with other film buffs.
You can also participate in workshops to develop your own filmmaking skills. These workshops are run by staff from the Sydney college of the Arts at Sydney University. Again, check the festival program for workshops that interest you, so you can book a place and not miss out.
Marrickville is a suburb about 10 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD via the A4. Limited street parking is available near the Factory Theatre. It’s also accessible via public transport (bus and train services). It’s a 5-minute bus ride or a 20-minute walk from Newtown station, or a 15-minute walk from Marrickville station.