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Sydney Underground Film Festival Returns With Its First Digital-Only Festival This September

Festivals, Film & Art, Play, Sydney / August 17, 2020

Get ready for Sydney’s leading underground film festival, returning as a digital festival this September.

For the past 13 years, Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) has been our city’s leading festival for cult and underground film. But in 2020, the festival is going to look very different. Instead of flocking to The Factory Theatre in the heart of the inner west, Sydneysiders will be able to tune into the 14th installment of SUFF online from Thursday, September 10 to Sunday, September 20th 2020.

The first-ever online program of SUFF delivers 10 jam-packed days of experimental, subversive and unhinged cinema, with film lovers able to screen each and every film from the comfort of their couch. The best bit? Tickets start at just $10 per session (with a season pass setting you back just $55).

This latest installment of SUFF offers an epic line-up of over 100 sort films from 20 different countries, with cinematic experiences designed to shock, thrill and excite.

As regular SUFF attendees will expect, this year’s digital festival will deliver all the iconic programs. The much-loved short film sessions OZPLOIT! (with a focus on Aussie short films) returns along with, WTF! (shorts designed to mess with your head), REALITY BITES (a series of bite-sized docos), LSD FACTORY (mind-bending short films) and LOVE/SICK (a series of not-so-romantic date night flicks). Plus, the 2020 festival delivers two all-new programs: SH!T SCARED (dedicated to horror shorts) and LATE NIGHT CARTOONS (a session of whacked-out animations created for grown ups).

Joining the program for the second year will be the TAKE48 Film Challenge, a filmmaking competition taking place for 48 hours from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 August. A huge success in 2019 with 30 films submitted and a sold-out Festival screening, this year’s online festival also means that the 2020 Challenge will be open to international submissions, with SONY awarding a camera package to the best Australian short film.

Ready to start streaming? The 2020 SUFF online festival will be live online from 12:01am on September 10th. Films available to watch on-demand for the duration of the ten-day event. A single ticket for each session will be $10, with the complete online Festival pass available for $55, allowing audiences to watch the full Festival offering at any time across its duration.

Find out more and secure your tickets here.

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