In front of an audience of filmmakers both behind and in front of the camera, as well as veteran and aspiring movie folk, Sydney Film Director Nashan Moodley launched the 66th Sydney Film Festival at the Lower Town Hall, a venue hosted by Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, a keen and continuing supporter of the Festival.
The program is one of the most ambitious to date whereby the Festival will screen 307 films from over 55 countries including 33 world premieres, combining hundreds of international and local stories. There are 112 feature films and 79 documentaries several of which have received international awards.
As part of its pledge to have gender parity in the 2020 Festival, this year the program includes 2 retrospectives showcasing influential women directors : Viva Varda, a retrospective of Agnes Varda’s work, and 10 ground breaking Australian directors selected by David Stratton. Continue reading SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED