Sydney Underground Film Festival


The 2009 Sydney Underground Film Festival will take place from Thursday 10 September to Sunday 13 September at Sydney’s popular underground haunt, The Factory Theatre.

The Sydney Underground Film Festival, directed by SCA Graduate and Lecturer, Dr Stefan Popescu and Master of Fine Arts candidate, Katherine Berger, provides a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion and is organised by a committed group of filmmakers, who understand the need for a sustainable and thriving alternative film culture. The organisers are devoted to renewing local interest in independent and experimental film as part of an international underground film culture.

The festival will only program unique, quality independent films that transgress the status quo and challenge the conservative conventions of filmmaking. The festival aims to change an engrained culture of cinematic complacency and revitalize an enthusiasm for cinema.

The 2009 program will feature a number of films by SCA staff, students and graduates, including:

Aqua/Ocean & Aqua/Rainbow by Associate Professor Merilyn Fairskye
The Beginning by Jack McGrath
Oh So Sweet by Amy Meyer
AKA by Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski
Fyre by Maia Sinclair-Ferguson
Dissimilation by Ryszard Dabek

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Image: SUFF Team 2008, Director Stefan Popescu and Camera Ivan Buljan.