SXSW Sydney wrap-up: every film, series and conference we reviewed

Read all the news, reviews and insights our team gleaned from Sydney's inaugural SXSW festival.

Last week, Sydney hosted SXSW – a festival for arts, culture, technology, film, games and music – for the first time.

With a focus on new screenings and insights from the Australian film and TV industry and beyond, here’s a rundown of what ScreenHub saw at SXSW Sydney:


Black Barbie: A Documentary review – a doll that ‘looks like me’

Monolith review – a chilling Australian horror

Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles review – a must-watch doco


Kitty Green, Royal Hotel director, talks imposter syndrome and women’s stories

Satranic Panic director Alice Maio Mackay is an 18-year-old trans woman on a mission

Conferences and news

 How to make it in Hollywood: Australian actors and directors share their insights at SXSW Sydney

The Last Anniversary: Nicole Kidman confirms new series adaptation of Australian novel

The Wiggles reunite for world premiere of Hot Potato documentary

Baz Luhrmann and Faraway Downs

Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports