Sydney Film Festival to reopen to in-person audiences

Dune is one of the films headlining this year's Sydney Film Festival.

The 68th Sydney Film Festival program has been officially launched becoming the first major festival to be held in Sydney’s CBD as restrictions are lifted for the city.

“This year’s 68th Sydney Film Festival arrives at a historic and celebratory time for the city, as we come together again with people we have desperately missed, and in the places we yearn to return to – cinemas!” Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said.

“With major disruptions in cinema releases, the Festival selection brings together some of the best films of the last two years; extraordinary works from major award-winners to some of the most anticipated films of the year.

“Following close to two years of extremely challenging times for the film industry, SFF is proud to be able to bring these superb films to cinemas.”

Grainne Brunsdon, Head of Screen NSW, said the physical return of the Festival was something “we’ve been looking forward to more than ever”.

“This year marks, which, as we reunite with some of our favourite cinema spaces, to enjoy cutting-edge productions from NSW and around the world,” Brunsdon said.

The Festival will also present SFF On Demand, a virtual offering of 56 feature-length films and 13 shorts from the wider program available to stream nationally from 12-21 November.