Sydney Film Festival finds new strategies to honour films

Sydney Film Festival tries for some modest evolution to get some joy from a crappy year with a summer weekend of films at the State Theatre.

While the production sector has been adapting to rigid scientific rules and working out how to deal with insurance, the exhibition and broadcast sector issues are really fluid. We’ve been following the festival movement because COVID-19 has brought it into the 21st century.

In a year’s time, it could be much more useful to screen creators as it becomes an international spider web of relationships and discoveries. Look behind the art to the resources, and we may be seeing the evolution of a whole new market.

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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.