Dr Bruce Isaacs - Digital Cinema: Embracing the Future of Film - As a specialist in film aesthetics and the evolution of American cinema, Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History and Film Studies, is "interested in how cinema has evolved, from the classics up until the present moment, and particularly the contemporary forms of cinematic experience".
Haifaa Al Mansour: Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker - Braving sandstorms, nervous partners and conservative bystanders don't often top the list of challenges facing most directors. But for Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour, these were just some of the hurdles confronted along the way to producing her feature debut, Wadjda.
Stephanie Langridge - Stephanie is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and is interested in pursuing a career in arts administration. She currently interns with the Sydney Film Festival in the publicity department, and works with independent theatre productions and events in her spare time.
Short Cuts 2: Quick Talks By Film Experts - A series of four compelling 15-minute talks by our experts and academics. Join us for short but highly engaging talks by academics from the University of Sydney. Each talk will be followed by a short discussion with members of the audience.
60 Years: Our history at Sydney Film Festival - The Sydney Film Festival was born from the vision of a committee of dedicated film buffs, who united with the goal of creating a local event to showcase otherwise inaccessible films, and to help share new ideas.
Haifaa Al Mansour: Apple Store Talk - Pioneering Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al Mansour returns to Sydney, where she earned a Masters in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, to talk about her debut feature Wadjda, the first feature shot entirely in her country. The film screens in Sydney Film Festival's Official Competition.