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Upcoming film festivals in Sydney

Attention movie buffs: here are the Sydney film festivals to add to your calendar

Photograph: Chris Whitfield

Seeking an unforgettable Sydney movie experience? From the Sydney Film Festival to celebrations of indie, anime, queer and documentary films, there's a festival for every type of movie buff. Check out the festivals coming soon to Sydney below. While you're at it, check out Sydney's best film events and screenings and our latest film reviews.

Upcoming Sydney film festivals


Moonlight Cinema

Great news for fans of summer in Sydney. Your annual opportunity to catch up on all the movies you missed this year in the chilled-out surrounds of Centennial Park returns on Thursday December 1. Yes, it’s nearly Moonlight Cinema time again – one of our favourite things to do in Sydney over summer. The Belvedere Amphitheatre will once again be the stage for that curious inflatable cinema screen, those comfy bean bags (always worth the cost of hire), the food truck and bar, plus a line-up of the latest movies, exclusive previews and a few timeless classics (what’s the bet they play Breakfast at Tiffany’s again? And so they should)...

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By: Nick Dent

Mov'in Bed Open Air Cinema

Q. The summer won't last forever, movie fans, so what will you do for your outdoor cinema fix when autumn draws in? A. You'll head to Parramatta Park for the triumphant return of outdoor bed cinema, now under the name Mov'in Bed

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Parramatta Park , Parramatta Until Sunday April 23 2017

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival returns under the curatorship of Nashen Moodley. There will be prizes awarded as usual for features, documentaries and short films. Check back here for more details of the festival as they're released.

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Around Sydney , Sydney Wednesday June 7 2017 - Sunday June 18 2017
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