Sydney Film Festival 2023

Rebecca Varidel
28th Feb 2023

Film lovers can experience 12 days of extraordinary cinema from Australia and around the globe at Sydney Film Festival, on Wednesday 7 June to Sunday 18 June.

With a vibrant program of 200+ of the most cutting-edge feature films, documentaries and shorts from the world's best filmmakers, showing in venues throughout Sydney. SFF-goers can also be part of live cinematically themed events and talks that interrogate and celebrate our industry.  

Over $150,000 will be awarded to filmmakers at the Sydney Film Festival, a pillar of New South Wales' cultural calendar and one of the oldest film festivals in existence. This year Sydney Film Festival in 2023 will celebrate its 70th birthday. In 2023, filmmakers can anticipate this record-breaking prize pool across a host of categories, and join the ranks of former winners like Bong Joon-ho, Jane Campion, Phillip Noyce and Gillian Armstrong! 

As the Sydney Film Festival enters this its 70th year, director Nashen Moodley said, "SFF is thrilled to continue the momentum of seven decades of presenting the very best in global filmmaking, introducing new and pertinent voices to Australian viewers, and welcoming audiences from near and far to its milestone celebration in June.”

“This is Sydney’s chance to mingle with the most exciting local and international filmmakers, take part in important discussions, hear from a huge diversity of voices and glam-up for red-carpet premieres," he said.

The first titles in this year’s 70th SFF program will be announced on Wednesday 5 April, and audiences can expect the full Festival program to be revealed in May. 

SFF film-lovers can attend the Festival across Greater Sydney at an astounding number of venues with screenings in the stunning State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Cinemas Newtown, Randwick Ritz, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Palace Cinemas Central and Norton Street, Art Gallery of NSW, Casula Powerhouse, the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFFTV in Martin Place.