Grab your popcorn! Sydney Film Festival is back next week, screening 200+ films across 9 venues, over 12 days.
See captivating stories including ground-breaking documentaries from Australia and around the world. Watch All That Breathes, winner of the Golden Eye, the top documentary prize at Cannes 2022. Don’t miss this memorising documentary that follows a pair of brothers who have dedicated themselves to saving the black kites in New Delhi.
Watch the incredible Fire of Love, part of our Official Competition which features two doomed scientists as they study the volcanos that enthrall them. Catch Navalny in our Special Presentations, filmed in secret, Navalny follows the Russian Opposition leader Alexi Navalny as he recovers from his nerve poisoning.
Don’t miss the Documentary Australia Award which features some of the best in Australian Documentary filmmaking. Among the nominees are Delikado, which follows environmental crusaders who are protecting a small island in the Philippines, and Audrey Napanangka, which follows a Warlpiri woman over ten years as she shares her knowledge, raises children and cares for those around her.
Don’t make it a one-time thing, save up to $210 by buying a Flexipass of 10, 20 or 30 tickets which can be shared with friends. Visit sff.org.au for the full program, and dive into Documentary highlights below.
ALL THAT BREATHES
This mesmerising documentary, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2022, focuses on two brothers who devote their lives to rescuing New Delhi’s black kites.
Filmed in secret, this revealing and suspenseful documentary on Alexei Navalny – the Russian opposition leader poisoned with a nerve agent – won the Audience Award, Sundance 2022.
Three environmental crusaders confront murder, betrayal and their own demons and are tested like never before in a battle to save an island paradise in the Philippines.
FIRE OF LOVE
The spectacular true story of a pair of unconventional French scientists with two obsessions – each other, and volcanoes. Narrated by Miranda July. Award winner Sundance 2022.
Join trailblazing fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl on her global journey to craft a sustainable collection. Selected for Tribeca 2022.
This rousing rock-doc features an all-female thrash metal band from Lebanon, led by Beirut guitarists Shery and her on-off bestie Lilas. Selected Sundance 2022.
New Orleans’s iconic festival, the place to see and hear legends, celebrates its 50th year in this feel-great documentary. Rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, soul … more than just jazz!
Two remarkable female performers train for Australia’s biggest street dance competition in this tale of love, obsession and the transformative power of performance.
AND STILL I SING
Three courageous performers fight for women’s rights against the backdrop of Afghan Star – Afghanistan’s mega-successful version of American Idol. Selected Hot Docs 2022.
RIDE THE WAVE
This exhilarating doco follows a Scottish surf champion who has a dream to ride the biggest, most dangerous cold-water waves in the world. But here’s the thing; he’s only 12.