The Festival Hub at Town Hall is Sydney’s most extraordinary multi-function pop-up, combining everything you want from a festival bar with plenty of new and surprising ways to round out your total Sydney Film Festival experience.
The Festival Hub at Town Hall rounds out your total SFF experience with filmmaker talks, panels, parties and now with an expanded VR program daily, curated by the brilliant collective BADFAITH, with international and national premieres including the hit of Sundance, the first feature narrative VR from Canada Miyubi.
Open your mind and expand your imagination with Japanese robots, dance battles on the streets of Sydney, an Antarctic dive and more. Don a virtual reality headset and transport yourself.
Take advantage of $10 tickets to selected SFF screenings – only available in the SFF Hub from 5pm–8:30pm each weekday and from midday to 8:30pm weekends and the Public Holiday Monday. The list of films will change every day.
To celebrate the Australian premiere of Kate Hickey’s Roller Dreams about California’s skate-dance scene, the Venice Beach vibes come to The Hub with a Roller Boogie Party that will have you busting all your best disco moves.
What better way to mark the Queen’s birthday than with a crash and burn punk party featuring Aussie band Nancy Vandal alongside former roadie for The Damned, DJ Richard Kuipers.
Join us and some very special guests for a night that celebrates the indelible music of Australian indie-icons The Go-Betweens after the World Premiere of Kriv Stenders’ documentary The Go-Betweens: Right Here.
Following the screening of Una, Ben Mendelsohn will discuss the film and his extraordinary career from the beginnings in Australia to his more recent international successes.
Directors in our Europe! Voices of Women in Film program speak about the gender gap. Moderated by Screen International’s Sarah Ward.
Following the screening of We Don’t Need a Map, join filmmaker and artist Warwick Thornton in conversation with film writer Sandy George.
Shaun Gladwell talks with VR programmer Leo Faber about his virtual reality work, including Orbital Vanitas featured in the VR program.
Following the screening of her directorial debut, the documentary Sea Sorrow, join activist and actor Vanessa Redgrave in conversation with film commentator Margaret Pomeranz.
Join Dutch co-director Arash Kamali Sarvestani to hear more about this extraordinary project. Presented in conjunction with The Refugee Advice and Casework Service.
New Zealand filmmaker Gaylene Preston will discuss her year-long project with former NZ Prime Minister and UN Secretary-General candidate Helen Clark.
Tusi Tamasese, the director of One Thousand Ropes and of the first-ever Samoan feature (The Orator, 2011) will chat about his approach to storytelling with SMH’s Garry Maddox.
Join producer Hebért Peck in discussion with Documentary Australia Foundation’s Mitzi Goldman after the screening of this most topical film.
The Music presents this talk on Derek Jarman’s Jubilee and punk culture in Australia, from the UK’s safety pin-stylin’ swagger to the sweaty pub-rock masses of Sydney that defined a generation.
Guardian Australia film critic Luke Buckmaster discusses his new book ‘Miller and Max: George Miller and the Making of a Film Legend’ about the legacy and revelations of the franchise.
Are we diverse enough and do we like what we see on the screen? The filmmakers of Australia Day and Ali’s Wedding discuss the realities of multiculturalism in Australian cinema.