The Sydney Film Festival Is Back This November 2021

Film & Art, Play, Sydney / 20 October 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?

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 21st at cinemas across Sydney. The program is now live with festival highlights including Best Summer Ever, a fresh take on the classic teen musical packed with songs and dance. Night Raiders, a thrilling sci-fi tale of indigenous resistance. The Power of The Dog which Jane Champion won Best Director as she explores masculinity. And so much more.

To browse the full program and get your hands on tickets, visit the SFF website here.