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Sydney Film Festival 2012

June 6, 2012toJune 17, 2012

 

* SYDNEY

Sydney Film Festival 2012 is now in its 59th year with a massive line-up of films with something for everyone.
List of SFF Award winners for 2012

  • 6-17 June 2012

The 59th Sydney Film Festival is proud to announce the full line up of Australian and International guests attending this year’s event.  This prestigious list includes over 150 filmmakers from 22 countries, who have won over 45 International awards between them, including four Academy Awards®, four Sundance Awards® and three Logie Awards®.

Highlights include:
Billy Connolly will be at the Sydney Film Festival to introduce the Australian premiere of Disney•Pixar’s Brave, an epic fantasy adventure, on Monday 11 June at 6.30pm, at Event Cinemas George Street (red carpet arrivals from 6pm).
Sarah Snook and Ryan Corr will attend the World Premiere SFF Opening Night film Not Suitable for Children together with the director of this Australian romantic comedy, Peter Templeman, producer Jodi Matterson and screenwriter Michael Lucas, at the State Theatre.
Deborah Mailman and Jimi Bani will accompany filmmaker Rachel Perkins, producers Darren Dale and Miranda Dear as well as the real-life protagonists from this historic turning point in Australia’s relationship with its Indigenous peoples, for the World Premiere of Mabo at the State Theatre.
Director Colin Trevorrow will attend the Australian Premiere of SFF Closing Night film, the sci-fi comedy Safety Not Guaranteed at the State Theatre.
Bryan Brown and David Stratton will be presenting the Ian McPherson Memorial Lecture. They will be in conversation about movies and moviemaking at Event Cinemas, George St (free).
Fabrizio Maltese, the renowned European photographer known for his film-related work will grace the Sydney Film Festival in 2012. Fabrizio’s exhibition, Role/Play, is on exclusively at the SFF Festival Hub. The Italian-born photographer’s work has been published in Elle, The Hollywood Reporter, StudioCinéLive, Cinéaste, Männer, Winq, Style, Grazia and De Filmkrant amongst others.

SFF in 2012 has  shacked up with Blackfella Films (Rachel Perkins and Darren Dale avail for interview as well as more great people below) as a new programming partner to jointly curate and present the best and newest Indigenous work from Australia and around the world.

Official Competition Jury:
Rachel Ward, Australian filmmaker and actor, is Jury President for the 2012 Official Competition. 2012’s jury also features award-winning filmmakers Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Australia), Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), Variety critic Boyd van Hoeij (The Netherlands) and acclaimed producer Lorna Tee (Malaysia, Hong Kong).

For more info and complete program go to the official Sydney Film Festival site.

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