Nicole Kidman in a scene from The Beguiled film-Sydney Film Festival Official Website
CAIRO – 6 June 2017: Sydney Film Festival will start Wednesday, June 7 and will continue to June 18.
This festival is considered one of the longest film festivals in the world, whereby this year’s festival will be featuring about 288 films and will contain about 400 sessions. The official competition houses 12 competing films, in its tenth anniversary in 2017.
Each year the best film is awarded the Sydney Film Prize and receives its cash value of $60 thousand.
The competing films are:
- The Beguiled
- Happy End
- I Am not your Negro
- My Happy Family
- On Body and Soul
- The Other Side of Hope
- Pope Aye
- The Untamed
- We Don’t Need a Map
- Wolf and Sheep
The official competition is headed by a jury of five international and Australian filmmakers. The jury head is the Australian presenter, film critic and journalist Margaret Pomeranz. The jury members are the Australian producer Rosemary Blight, the Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming, the South Korean film executive and lecturer Kini S.Kim and the Nepali director Deepak Rauniyar.
In 2016, Aquarius, movie was awarded the Sydney Film Prize.
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