Sydney Film Festival announces its first ever Sydney Festival program, screening five films at the State Theatre for one weekend only, 15-17 January 2021.
Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season will provide audiences with a taste of what's to come later in the year, when Sydney Film Festival returns to cinemas in June 2021 for its 68th Edition.
Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said, "The Festival is delighted to be back in 2021 at the State Theatre once more, with a program that includes prominent Australian films, alongside two of the most talked-about international features of 2020.
"Three highly anticipated Australian films will premiere at the Festival, starting with opening night documentary Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra, the compelling story of the Page brothers, who took a newly born Australian dance company and turned it into a First Nations cultural powerhouse; High Ground, the tense and powerful revisionist outback western starring Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Jack Thompson; and the triumphant documentary Girls Can't Surf, about the fiercely competitive band of women surfers from around the world who revolutionised the sport.
"Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season audiences will also be the first in Sydney to see two acclaimed international features: Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar hopeful, Minari, a stunning portrait of a Korean-American family, and the alcohol-soaked Danish comedy-drama Another Round, starring the brilliant Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt)," he said.
"We encourage audiences not to miss this selection of essential films at the State Theatre. Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season will be an important prelude to what we have in store later in the year when Sydney Film Festival returns for the 68th Edition in June 2021," he said.
All screenings will be COVID-safe, with social distancing and strict cleaning measures inside the State Theatre.
The full Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season program can be found online at sff.org.au. Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season runs 15 " 17 January 2021. Tickets are on sale now. Please visit sff.org.au for more information.