2010 Sydney Film Festival

SFF 2010The 2010 Sydney Film Festival has been unleashed, and this year’s program has films to make you laugh, fire you up, freak you out and push you to the edge.

Amongst the first films to be announced are highly anticipated Australian Premieres of:

  • Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer starring Ewan McGregor
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop by art prankster Banksy
  • Gérard Depardieu as a beer-bellied biker in Mammuth
  • Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways

Get in early and pre-purchase a FlexiPass to kick-start your festival experience. A FlexiPass isa fantastic way to see a variety of festival films at a discounted price. Be ahead of the pack and purchase yours here.

The 57th Sydney Film Festival runs from 2 to 14 June 2010. For more information visit http://www.sff.org.au.

Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize

Since its opening year, the Sydney Film Festival has showcased Australian documentary filmmaking. Now in its second year, Australian documentaries of any length can compete for the FOXTEL Australian Documentary Prize.

The line-up of films competing for the $10,000 prize is diverse and dynamic, with productions by first-time filmmakers as well as established documentarians. The shortlisted titles tackle hard-hitting subjects, examine fascinating characters and momentous events, and take audiences on a journey across the globe.

Screening over 10 days of the Festival, audiences have a unique opportunity to view the best Australian documentaries of 2010 on the big screen, with guest introductions and question and answer sessions following each film.