The Sydney Film Festival is returning to the harbour side city for the 66th year in a row. This year’s festival sees 307 films from more than 55 countries hitting our shores. From the 5th to the 16th of June, you can hit up numerous cinemas around the city and see some of the best films the world has to offer.
This year’s lineup features 33 world premieres, 79 documentaries and 122 feature films. The bumper lineup is sure to blow any film buff’s mind, so prepare to live off nothing but popcorn for 11 days.
Sydney Film Festival have dropped their 2019 lineup and it’s a big one. Featuring some big hitters on the international stage, start planning now.
This year also marks 12 years of the Official Competition and Sydney Film Prize. Awarded each year to the most “audacious, cutting-edge and courageous” film, 2019 sees 12 flicks competing for the top spot. Aside from bragging rights, the winner is awarded a cool $60,000, announced on the Festival’s closing night.
Some standout films from this year’s line up include Judy & Punch, a black comedy feminist revenge reimagining of the old school Punch and Judy puppet shows, Jim Jarmusch’s hotly anticipated zombie flick The Dead Don’t Die, and Australian comedy Palm Beach, which makes its world debut at the State Theatre on the opening night of the festival.
For the full line up, head over to the Sydney Film Festival website. Crack out your calendars and start penciling in your must sees, this is gonna be a big one.