Sydney Film Festival announces program for real world return

Sydney Film Festival marches back into cinemas, leading with Here Out West, with its eight emerging writers.
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Leigh Small, CEO of the Sydney Film Festival inaugurated Film Festival Year Zero in the launch video for the 2021 edition.

‘The Sydney Film Festival team and board have been determined to present an in-cinema edition this year,’ she said. ‘So Sydney reopens in November, and we’re thrilled to be the first major festival to return to venues. The festival will be presented in all our favourite cinemas across the city. And after two and a half years, we welcome you back.’

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.