From June 3-14, throngs of film lovers from across the country will flock to Sydney to get into their movie groove. In its 62nd year, the film festival will feature 251 films from 68 countries and include a sensational 38 world premieres. Screening across Sydney in a wide range of venues, there will be a choice of films catering to eclectic movie tastes.
If you’re flying from another state or abroad, hiring a car with Hertz in Sydney is the most convenient way to ensure that you reach the venues at the right time to watch the films that are on top of your list. Apart from the film festival, there is a lot more which can be visited and explored in your hired car.
Some highlights to look out for
This year the film festivals showcases a number of international documentaries touching controversial topics as well as traditional biographies of well-known international figures such as Russell Brand.
Another highlight is the selection of Australian documentaries. These films tactfully delve into Australia’s contentious colonial and indigenous history.
For a closer look into the movie industry of the past, check out some films from the Deconstruction Cinema. These were made at a time when avant-garde style found its wide audience in the 60s and 70s and when cinema underwent a radical change to create works that challenged political powers and questioned social norms.
A range of short films are also on offer during the festival. These films are a celebration of the cinematic talent of being able to narrate a meaningful story through an excellent script within limited screen time.
What not to miss
THE WOLFPACK is a gripping story on family imprisonment and escape fused with a touching love story. Do not miss it.
Make sure you check out the range of films starring big names, from cinema legend Sir Ian McKellen to Hollywood glamour girl Scarlet Johansen.
With 38 never before seen world premieres, you’ll certainly want to be first in line to indulge in a brand new, once in a lifetime cinematic experience.
What’s being celebrated this year
This year, movies will be awarded in a range of categories, from the Sydney Film Prize to Australian Documentary Prize presented by Foxtel. Keep an eye out for the film that will take home the Australian Best Live Action Film and Yoram Gross Animation Award.
With a wide selection of awards celebrating the best of cinema from Australia and around the world, you’ll have a good time keeping abreast of the winners and making sure you add them to your list of favourite movies.