Film Festivals

Film Festival

Sydney has an incredibly rich film culture, owing to its diversity, multiculturalism, and long film exhibition history. Boasting over 50 film festivals every year, it is one of the best film festival cities in the world. Below is a selection of some of the city’s long-running festivals, both big and small, drawing on a broad range of topics, ethnicities and styles.


Due to the Covid-19 situation, film festival dates may vary from previous years and are subject to change. Please refer to each festival’s respective website for more details.


Australia’s Silent Film Festival

http://www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au/

Mardi Gras Film Festival

https://queerscreen.org.au/

Tropfest

https://tropfest.org.au/

Jewish Film Festival

https://www.jiff.com.au/

Transitions Film Festival

https://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/

Czech & Slovak Film Festival

https://www.iksimafilms.com.au

Sydney World Film Festival

https://www.sydneyfilmfest.com/

Spanish Film Festival*

https://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/

*Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Spanish Film Festival has been cancelled, please refer to website for 2021 dates

Sydney Film Festival

https://www.sff.org.au/

Scandinavian Film Festival

https://scandinavianfilmfestival.com/

*Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Scandinavian Film Festival has been cancelled, please refer to website for 2021 dates

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

https://www.affrenchfilmfestival.org/sydney

Sci-Fi Film Festival

scififilmfestival.com

Arab Film Festival

https://www.arabfilmfestival.com.au

Korean Film Festival

http://www.koffia.com.au/

Lebanese Film Festival

https://lff.org.au/

Latin America Film Festival

https://www.sydneylatinofilmfestival.org

Sydney Underground Film Festival

https://suff.com.au

Queer Screen Film Festival

https://queerscreen.org.au

Italian Film Festival

https://www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

Smartfone Flickfest

https://sf3.com.au

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

https://antennafestival.org/

British Film Festival*

https://bristishfilmfestival.com.au/

Greek Film Festival

https://greekfilmfestival.com.au/

Iranian Film Festival

iffa.net.au

*Due to Covid-19, the 2020 British Film Festival has been delayed, please refer to website for postponed dates

Irish Film Festival

https://irishfilmfestival.com.au

Japanese Film Festival

https://japanesefilmfestival.net/

Palestinian Film Festival

https://www.palestinianfilmfestival.com.au/

German Film Festival*

https://germanfilmfestival.com.au/

*Due to Covid-19, the 2020 German Film Festival has been cancelled, please refer to website for 2021 dates

Persian Film Festival

https://www.persianfilmfestival.com/

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