A Quick Viewing Guide to the SFF for Doco-Lovers

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The 2013 Sydney Film Festival is packed with fabulous documentaries from near and far, screening night and day, weekdays and weekends. Here’s a quick guide created especially for OzDox.

First up, be sure to catch all ten finalists in the Foxtel Australian Documentary competition: screening each evening from Thursday 6 June to Saturday 15 June – Audrey of the Alps; Big Name No Blanket; Buckskin; The Crossing; Love City Jalalabad; Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls; Nothing on Earth; Red Obsession; The Sunnyboy, and; The Unlikely Pilgrims.

Wake-Up-and-Watch – pre-lunch docs guaranteed to linger in your mind for the rest of the day  Char… No Man’s Island Cutie and the Boxer La Maison de la Radio

The Moo Man The Search for Emak Bakia The Summit

Miss at Your Peril – because everyone will be talking about…  The Act of Killing Blackfish The Crash Reel

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Stories We Tell

Afternoon Delights – pleasurable viewing, but not without the odd bite  Algorithms

Approved for Adoption Becoming Traviata Dancing in Jaffa Fallen City

The Human Scale Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s The Spirit of ‘45

Winners are Grinners – whatever the time of day  Dragon Girls (Hot Docs winner)  The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (Sundance winner)  A River Changes Course (Sundance winner)  William and the Windmill (SXSW winner)

Shake Up Your World View – to coin a phrase…the stories behind the news  Dirty Wars

Fatal Assistance Narco Cultura Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Stories from the Net – from Napster to Wikileaks via Fair Trade Porn  Downloaded F*ck for Forest Kink

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Sundowners or Night Caps – the perfect docs to shake off the working day  Exposed

I Am Divine Muscle Shoals Mistaken for Strangers The Stone Roses: Made of Stone This Ain’t No Mouse Music

On the North Shore – we’re back at the Hayden Cremorne Orpheum for the first time in 40 years, don’t miss these six great documentaries screening across the Harbour

La Maison de la Radio Dancing in Jaffa The Spirit of ‘45 The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Becoming Traviata

Stories We Tell

Finally, look out for the short documentaries screening prior to several of the feature-length documentaries including Hot Docs winner Notes on Blindness: Rainfall (screens with The Search for Emak Bakia) and from Australia Pablo’s Villa (directed by Matthew Salleh and screening with A River Changes Course) and Wendy Dent’s December 25 (screening with Camille Claudel 1915).

To help you work out your two weeks of doco-viewing, we’ve created a special ‘Documentary Only Calendar’ – see below.

See you at the Festival!

Jenny Neighbour, Programs Manager & Documentary Programmer, Sydney Film Festival