Sydney Festival Program

Sydney Festival of Australian Film Program

AACTA’s Festival of Australian Film - For Your Consideration (formerly the Official Screenings Program) gives members the opportunity to see the best films made in Australia in the past year.

Complimentary to AFI | AACTA members, the Festival returns to Sydney with screenings of the nominated feature length documentaries and shorts, and the feature films competing for a nomination for the 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel.

 

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The Festival of Australian Film will take place from 28 August – 21 September 2017 at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction and Event Cinemas George Street.


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ALI'S WEDDING
Opening Night FF

MON 28 AUG
6:30PM
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2:22 FF
TUE 29 AUG
6:30PM
*George Street
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BAD GIRL FF
TUE 29 AUG
8:30PM
*George Street
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RED DOG: TRUE BLUE FF
WED 30 AUG
6:30PM
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THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE FF
WED 30 AUG
8:30PM
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WHAT IF IT WORKS? FF
THU 31 AUG
6:30PM
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THE BUTTERFLY TREE FF
THU 31 AUG
8:30PM
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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM FF
SAT 2 SEPT
10:30AM
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THE COLOUR OF DARKNESS FF
MON 4 SEPT
6:30PM
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BAD BLOOD FF
MON 4 SEPT
9:00PM
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CASTING JONBENÉT FLD
WED 6 SEPT
6:30PM
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DEEP WATER: THE REAL STORY FLD
WED 6 SEPT
8:30PM
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DAVID STRATTON: A CINEMATIC LIFE FLD
THU 7 SEPT
6:30PM
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WHITELEY FLD
THU 7 SEPT
8:30PM
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ONE LESS GOD FF
SAT 9 SEPT
10:30AM
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RIP TIDE FF
SUN 10 SEPT
10:30AM
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THE OSIRIS CHILD FF
MON 11 SEPT
6:30PM
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EVENT ZERO FF
MON 11 SEPT
8:30PM
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SHORT FILM PROGRAM SA SFF
TUE 12 SEPT, 6:30PM
*George Street
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THREE SUMMERS FF
WED 13 SEPT
6:30PM
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AUSTRALIA DAY FLD
THU 14 SEPT
6:30PM
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BETTER WATCH OUT FF
THU 14 SEPT
8:30PM
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BLUE WORLD ORDER FF
SAT 16 SEPT
10:30AM
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DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE FF
SUN 17 SEPT
10:30AM
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ELLIPSIS FF
MON 18 SEPT
6:30PM
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ZACH'S CERMONY FLD
MON 18 SEPT
8:30PM
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JUNGLE FF
TUE 19 SEPT
6:30PM
*George Street
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THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL FF
TUE 19 SEPT, 8:30PM
*George Street
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DRAMA FF
WED 20 SEPT
6:30PM
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SKIN DEEP FF
WED 20 SEPT
8:30PM
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THE SPACE BETWEEN FF
THU 21 SEPT
6:30PM
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ZELOS FF
THU 21 SEPT
8:30PM

You can download a pdf version of the Sydney Festival program here.

 

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AACTA is delighted to have the following key cast and crew attending their screenings to personally introduce their films during Week 3 of the festival program:

  • THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE | Sidonie Abbene (Producer)
  • EVENT ZERO | Enzo Tedeschi (Director/Writer)
  • THREE SUMMERS | Ben Elton (Director/Writer)
  • BETTER WATCH OUT | Sidonie Abbene (Producer)
  • BLUE WORLD ORDER | Ché Baker (Director/Writer), Jake Ryan (Actor), Stephen Hunter (Actor), Tim Maddocks (Producer) & Billie Rutherford (Actress)
  • DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE | Samantha Strauss (Writer)

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EVENT CINEMAS BONDI JUNCTION
Level 7 & 8, Westfield Shopping Town
500 Oxford Street
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

*Parking is free for AFI | AACTA members after 6.00pm and ticket validation is no longer required.

EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET
505/525 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

CINEMA ADMISSION
AFI | AACTA members recieve complimentary access to all Festival of Australian Film sessions upon presentation of their membership card at the cinema box office at the time of the screening.

Seating is offered on a first come, first serve basis and is strictly limited by the capacity of each cinema.

GUEST PASSES
Guest passes can be used for all sessions, with the exception of Opening Night. Guests must complete their details on the reverse of the guest pass and present the completed pass at the cinema box office at the time of the screening.

CINEMA OFFERS
Members can recieve a 25% discount on food and beverage items from the Candy Bar at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction and George Street upon presentation of their membership card.

 

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Download your Festival of Australian Film Guide (6.4MB) - your complete guide to the festival's program, feature length documentary and short film nominees, and to the feature films competing for a nomination for the 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel.

Please note, if you recieved a printed copy of the Festival Guide, the final two dates of the Sydney Program on page 48 are incorrect. The final two evenings of the festival will be Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September, the times and films remain the same.

 

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Whether your place is on the screen, behind the camera or front row in a cinema, AFI | AACTA membership offers a complete passport to the very best in Australian film and television.

Enjoy the Festival of Australian Film as an AFI | AACTA member with:

  • The privileged right to vote, determining the nominees and winners of the AACTA Awards.
  • Exclusive cinema discounts at Festival of Australian Film screenings.
  • Complimentary access to all Festival of Australian Film events - that's over 120 screenings of 48 films in 4 cities around Australia!
  • Exclusive access to AACTA TV where you can watch the nominated feature length documentaries, shorts and the majority of feature films competing anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • And much more!

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