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Sydney Film Festival – Free Screenings

I think it’s important that you get involved, it will be a great event and has massive bragging power 🙂


SCREENING: The British Guide to Showing Off

Since 1972, the Alternative Miss World Show has raucously celebrated the talent, style and unconventional beauty of the outsider. It is an exuberant costume pageant dedicated to the queer and the quirky. Filming over five years, Jes Benstock takes us behind the scenes with the Show’s anarchic creator Andrew Logan hard at work on a new event. The film features a stellar line-up of contributors including Brian Eno, Ruby Wax, fashionista Zandra Rhodes and Rocky Horror’s Richard O’Brien. Along the way we get an entertaining glimpse into the show’s colourful history – David Hockney was once a judge, Derek Jarman a contestant.


For anyone who has ever not fit in, this is a liberating and sexually charged celebration of British eccentricity and rebellious creativity. Join us for a free screening at the Festival Hub, followed by an evening of cinema-inspired burlesque!


Date: Sat 9 June

Time: 7pm
Locations: SFF Festival Hub @ Lower Town 483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)


SCREENING: AFTRS Alumni Retrospective

This mini-retrospective of films drawn from the first 40 years of the Australian Film Television and Radio School presents the early work of some of its eminent graduates and examines how their short films often deal with the same themes they later went on to develop in their feature film work.


Introduced by Neil Peplow, AFTRS’ Director of Screen Content, the program includes Jane Campion’s 1986 Cannes Palme d’Or winning short Peel and Sejong Park’s 2005 Oscar®-nominated Birthday Boy as well as one of AFTRS’ first video productions with Rowan Wood’sTran the Man starring David Wenham. There’s also the sound/dance fantasy of Andrew Lancaster’s Palace Café and stories of troubled teens in P.J. Hogan’s Getting Wet and Cate Shortland’s Joy.


As a signpost to AFTRS future alumni work we have included Ben Mathews’ Emily, which has just been nominated for a Student Oscar®, AFTRS’ first such nomination. Ben completed his Graduate Diploma in Directing in 2010 and is currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Screenwriting.


Wednesday 13 June, 6-7:30pm

Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall

483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)


SCREENING: Blackfella Films Presents – Shorts

“In this inaugural year of our get together, a hand-picked selection of films made by our people and about our people rightly take their place side by side with the best cinema in the world. We have also invited a few of our colleagues from around the world who are making exceptional Indigenous films in their own communities,” said Darren Dale and Rachel Perkins, Blackfella Films.

Presented by Blackfella Films.


Thursday 14 June, 5-5.45pm

Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall

483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)


SCREENING: SFF Documentary Shorts

If you missed the shorts screening before SFF’s features, pop in for our repeat screenings in the Hub!


Sunday 17 June, 4-5.45pm

Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall

483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)

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