Nashen Moodley, Sydney Film Festival: ‘the in-person event is the ideal’

The SFF director discusses new film talent, this year's program and the lessons – so far – of the pandemic.

They Sydney Film Festival (SFF) will return to its usual in-person format in June of this year, with a bumper program set to delight both casual filmgoers and die-hard cinephiles. Nashen Moodley is the director of the festival, and 2022 marks his 11th year in the role. We sat down with him to discuss the lessons his learnt over his time at SFF, and what films he’s most looking forward to in the 2022 program.

This is your 11th time as SFF director – can you sum up what you’ve learnt in those years?

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