About the Sydney Film Festival

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Sydney Film Festival is one of the world's longest-running film festivals, and is a major event on the NSW cultural calendar. The 12-day festival screens feature films, documentaries, short films and animation from around the world in venues across the city including the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne and the Art Gallery of NSW. SFF also takes place at Apple Store Sydney, SFFTV @ Martin Place and Grasshopper Lounge. TheSydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hallreturns,featuring free exhibitions, talks, panels, parties, live music, performances, DJs, a discount ticket booth and more.

The flagship program of Sydney Film Festival is the Official Competition, which was established in 2008 and celebrates 'courageous, audacious and cutting-edge' cinema. The Sydney Film Prize and $60,000 cash is awarded by a jury of five Australian and international filmmakers and industry professionals to the winner among the 12 titles selected for the Official Competition. The Official Competition is endorsed by Federation Internationale des Association de Producteurs de Films.

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are a proud cultural partner of the 2013 Sydney Film Festival. The 60th Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia, and the City of Sydney. The festival's Strategic partner is the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

The Sydney Film Festival runs from 5-16th June 2013. For full program details or to buy tickets, visit their website here.