The Sydney Underground Film Festival Is Going Virtual For 2021 With A Massive Lineup Of Films

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The Sydney Underground Film Festival Is Going Virtual For 2021 With A Massive Lineup Of Films

You can stream a number of amazing films on demand.

The Sydney Underground Film Festival — home to heaps of cult, underground and independent films has announced its 2021 return. And this time round, like almost every other event its going virtual.

Running from September 9-26, you can stream up to 30 feature films and documentaries — including 20 Australian premieres, and over 100 shorts across 9 themed sessions. Special virtual events also include Q&A’s, bonus content, plus a screening of  the Take48 challenge films that can be enjoyed globally.

The TAKE48 film challenge will take place for 48 hours from Friday September 3 to Sunday September 5 and will put to test the knowledge of budding and established filmmakers. This year the competition is online giving everyone across Australia a chance to participate.

Highlights of this years program also include opening film Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It, an unbridled and hilarious road trip film from Kazakhstan – based director Yernar Nurgaliyev. The film will be screened after a welcome address on Thursday, September 9 at 8pm.

Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It/ Supplied: Sydney Underground Film Festival

Homegrown film The Land about a local hunter and a grieving lawyer directed by Robin Wright is also part of the schedule.

In times like these, we need some good old escapism more than ever before. Thankfully, feel-good movies like Alien on Stage — centred around a bunch of UK bus drivers who create a serious stage adaptation of classic sci-fi horror film Alien and documentary Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest are in the offing.

Music lovers can look forward to Fanny: The Right to Rock, an inside look at the Filipina American garage band that transformed into the savage rock group Fanny and Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché among others.


Fanny – The Right to Rock/ Supplied: Sydney Underground Film Festival

Find the full list of titles here.


What: Sydney Underground Film Festival
When: September 9-26
Where: Available to watch at https://www.suff.com.au/
Price: $12 per session or $195 for a complete film pass

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