Another one bites the dust…
After news that Vivid Sydney will be rescheduled to September due to Sydney’s ongoing Covid-19 situation, it has today been announced that the Sydney Film Festival will also be pushed back to November.
The highly-anticipated film festival was set to run later this month but the situation in Sydney has been relentless in the past month, forcing organisers to postpone the event.
The art and theatre scene has suffered a serious blow in the last few months. With theatres posing an eerie and empty picture due to lockdown restrictions and most live theatre pushed back, things continue to look bleak.
The Sydney Film Festival runs in June and is a highly-awaited event for cinema aficionados and art lovers. The festival will celebrate its 68th edition this year with dates pushed back to now run from November 3-14.
Around 22 films were announced as part of this years lineup, however due to the postponement, it is likely that a few titles could be dropped and new titles could be introduced.
“The Sydney Film Festival looks forward to returning to cinemas for a Covid-safe event in November, when we’ll come together to celebrate the films we love, in person,” Nashen Moodley, director of the festival said in a statement.
Screenings to look forward to include Zola, death penalty drama There Is No Evil and Night Raiders among others.
Head over to their website for more information on the changes and to explore films you can look forward to in November.