University of Sydney continues proud partnership with Sydney Film Festival

14 April 2014

The University of Sydney is pleased to announce it is continuing its cultural partnership with the Sydney Film Festival in 2014.

The partnership continues a longstanding relationship between the two institutions, reaching back to the 1950s.

The inaugural 1954 Festival held screenings and events at university venues such as the Wallace Theatre, The Old Teachers' College and The Great Hall, and the Festival's first director, David Donaldson, was president of the Sydney University Film Group.

"We are delighted to be continuing our formal partnership with the Sydney Film Festival this year, a relationship which stems back to the very beginning of the Festival at the University of Sydney," said Professor Duncan Ivison, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

"Film is a vital medium in our culture today and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences conducts cutting edge teaching and research about film across a wide range of our disciplines - including not only film studies, but in history, classics, philosophy, media, languages and literary studies."

The 2014 Festival has already revealed a number of films on the program. Tickets are on sale for Altman On Altman, Frank, Love Is Strange, and Black Coal, Thin Ice, among others.

University of Sydney film experts will feature in a range of engaging talks, with details to be revealed when the full program is announced in early May. The Sydney Film Festival runs from 4 to 15 June 2014.

Contact: Luke O'Neill

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