The Sydney Film Festival Is Back With An All-New Date In 2021

Film & Art, Play, Sydney / August 18, 2021

Return to the cinema with the next installment of the Sydney Film Festival.

There are few local arts festivals that have gained as much attention as the Sydney Film Festival. Now in its 68th year, this annual film festival brings together some of the best flicks from around Australia and the world for an unmissable line-up of entertainment.

But in 2020, the festival looked very different. Back in May 2020, we covered the news that the Sydney Film Festival was going digital for the first time in the event’s history. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the SFF pivoted to an online-only festival, with a bunch of virtual screenings to keep film buffs entertained at home.

While we’re all for a chilled movie night at home, it doesn’t quite capture the magic of the movies. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that the Sydney Film Festival’s 68th edition will be going ahead as an in-person event in 2021.

The news comes off the back of the SFF’s recent Summer Season at the State Theatre, as well as a sold-out Wong Kar Wai retrospective. The popularity of these recent in-person events clearly indicates Sydneysiders are ready to flock back to the cinema to enjoy some of the world’s best flicks in-person.

So, what do we know about this year’s edition of the Sydney Film Festival? While the full festival program is expected to be released in the coming months, we do know that this year’s festival will be hosted at an all-new time. Typically, the festival takes place over 10 days in June every year. But in 2021, the festival will be running in November (taking place from November 3rd to 14th) at cinemas across Sydney.

To stay up to date with the latest news from the SFF and get your hands on tickets, visit the SFF website here. 

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