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Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival was first held in 1954, making it one of the longest-running events of its kind in the world. It is also one of the most prestigious, showcasing top-quality Australian and international, commercial and independent films - all of which premier at the festival. The Sydney Film Festival is regularly attended by celebrities, and is an absolute must for film buffs, who rave about the post-screening talks and discussion panels, designed to aid the audience in really getting to grips with the film they've just seen. Of special interest is the short films program, as these movies - in virtue of being screened at the festival - become eligible for Academy Award nominations. Australia boasts a fast-growing and prestigious movie industry and this is one of the most popular events of its kind in the world.

Venue: Screenings at various venues in Sydney's CBD

Date: 4 - 15 June 2014

Website: www.sff.org.au