Grab your popcorn and your Choc Tops, the Sydney Film Festival is coming

We’ve partnered with Sydney Film Festival to help bring the world’s best new films to Sydney

From 6 – 17 June, over 250 films from 65 countries will be screening in cinemas across Sydney as part of the 65th Sydney Film Festival. Directors include Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi and Debra Granik.

There’s a little something for everyone with the curated collection covering a range of genres and themes including LGBTIQ films, Australian films, international documentaries, horror films, restored classics, virtual reality films, and short films. With such a jam-packed program, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is which films to see first.

The University of Sydney is a proud Education Partner of the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.


Obsessed with horror?


Get totally creeped out at the iconic Freak Me Out program serving up seven cinematic horror, cult, macabre and extreme arthouse films.

Meet the filmmakers at Dendy Newtown

Join University of Sydney academics Dr Bruce Isaacs and recent PhD graduate Dr Olivia Oliver-Hopkins as they chat with guest programmer Richard Kuipers for the panel discussion Obsessed with Horror, to debate and defend their love of horror cinema before the screening of Ant Timpson’s new film The Field Guide to Evil.

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Send shivers down your spine: here’s the other horror films that are playing

Anthologies lead the way with the cracking British item Ghost Stories, a fabulous foray into the creepy corners of global folklore. Two very different treks to the woods await you in the suspenseful What Keeps You Alive and the zingy punk rock slasher The Ranger. For extreme arthouse stimulation look no further than Brazilian werewolf drama Good Manners and nerve-jangling psychodrama Piercing. There’s also the special sneak peek of Leigh Whannell’s super-juicy sci-fi-horror-action-thriller-SXSW audience award-winner Upgrade.

See you in the grindhouse…

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What is film to you?



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Interested in studying film and image production?

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney offers vibrant undergraduate and postgraduate programs to give you the skills and experience to make, write and produce films.

Film Studies
Learn a wide range of skills for understanding the social, cultural, aesthetic and political dimensions of cinema in different contexts and at different times and analysing cinema as a vital and yet everyday part of modern life.

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Master of Moving Image
Learn how to develop a film project from concept to screen with the Master of Moving Image (MMI) at Sydney College of the Arts, a hands-on course in contemporary moving image production.

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