From Antenna’s partners: Sydney Film Festival starts this week!

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from antenna’s partners: sydney film festival starts this week!

The 71st edition of Sydney Film Festival’s starts this week running 5-16 June, with over 200 films screening across 12 days at venues all over Sydney.

Guests from across the world will be in attendance throughout Sydney Film Festival, with talks covering many genres. Watch critically acclaimed major-prize winner at CPH:DOX 2024 The Flats with Director Alessandra Celesia. Global Audience Award winner The Home Game is Iceland’s answer to Welcome to Wrexham, and has Director Logi Sigursveinsson in attendance along with members of the featured football team. Arun Bhattarai is flying to SFF to present their illuminating documentary on the Bhutanese happiness index in Agent of Happiness.

On a local front, see Director & Screenwriter Wendy Champagne along with Producer Sam Griffin of Australian Documentary Aquarius bring to life the story of the 1973 Nimbin Festival. Also joining the Festival are Daniel Fenesh (director) and Matt Formston (Surfer) for the awe-inspiring surfing documentary The Blind Sea at Event Cinemas on Tuesday 11 June.

Plus more stories from the epic to the intimate. From the unexpectedly thrilling world of illegal hot air balloons in Brazil with Balomania, Berlinale Golden Bear winning Dahomey, and the multi-winner at Sundance The Remarkable Life of Ibelin

Tickets are selling fast. Explore the SFF24 program and book now!

EXPLORE THE PROGRAM AND BOOK NOW

UNMISSABLE DOCUMENTARIES

NO OTHER LAND 

A multi-award winner at Berlinale 2024 from a Palestinian-Israeli collective, this salient documentary follows a community’s forced expulsion through the eyes of a West Bank activist and an Israeli journalist.

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SKATEGOAT

A young boy’s dream to become a pro skateboarder is captured in all its kinetic glory by acclaimed music video director Van Alpert.

Special Guest: Leandre Sanders (aka Skategoat)

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SKYWALKERS: A LOVE STORY 

Two hardcore daredevils scale the world’s highest buildings to capture giddying footage for social media and ignite passion in the process. For the thrill seekers, experience it in IMAX too.

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FLICKERING LIGHTS 

Life before and after electricity in a small village in today’s India is vividly captured in this winner from Amsterdam’s International Documentary Film Festival. Also hear from the filmmakers in attendance Anupama Srinivasan and Anirban Dutta.

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THE FLATS

The residents of a Belfast housing estate grapple with the unresolved legacy of the Troubles by staging re-enactments, in this critically acclaimed major-prize winner at CPH:DOX 2024.

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THE CATS OF GOKOGU SHRINE 

An ancient Shinto shrine in a traditional Japanese village, home to dozens of street cats, is the timeless setting for this meditative observational documentary selected for Berlinale 2024.

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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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