THE upcoming annual Sydney Film Festival will have a line-up of feature films, documentaries, short films and animated films from all corners of the world and will be shown in all corners of the city.

And festival director Nashen Moodley couldn’t be happier about it.

“We’re covering a lot in terms of geography, in terms of gender, and in terms of genre,” he told the Star Observer.

“We really happy with the films that we have on offer.”

The festival is a majo

Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley

Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley

r event on the NSW cultural calendar and also one of the world’s longest-running film festivals.

In this year’s line-up, there’s a plethora of LGBTI-themed movies, which Moodley said was reflective of the outburst in LGBTI-themed movies being released in recent years.

“We certainly have many more queer films this year than any other previous years,” he said.

“It’s a great year for queer cinema, there are some fantastic films. It just made abolsolute sense to show as many as we could…. these films are also for a broad audience.”

The opening night film is the Australian premiere of 20,000 Days on Earth. Starring Nick Cave and featuring Australian pop princess and gay icon Kylie Minogue, it is the first feature-length film by UK visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who take a unique approach to this stylised imagining of Cave’s 20,000th day on earth, all to a narration by Cave himself.

Sydney Film Festival will screen movies across the city at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, the Art Gallery of NSW, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, the Apple Store, SFFTV at Martin Place, Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, and the Festival Hub at Town Hall.

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LGBTI film highlights at Sydney Film Festival: 


Born To Fly

The Case Against 8

Case Against 8

The Overnighters

Feature films:

Appropriate Behavior


Eastern Boys


Love Is Strange

love is strange

Praia Do Futuro

Praia Do Futuro

Something Must Break

Tom at the Farm

Tom at the Farm

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