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conveniently located near
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ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
AND FERVE TICKETS
PRESENT THE OFFICIAL
SFF 2017 APP – YOUR
ONE-STOP POCKET GUIDE
TO THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL.
n Browse the program by date, venue, language,
classification and country
n Watch film trailers
n Buy tickets
n Find your nearest Dining Delights deal
n Vote in the Foxtel Movies Audience Awards
(see page 6 for more information)
n Find your way to screenings with venue maps
n Create your wish list and share it with friends
via email and social media
n Link directly to SFF’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
and Instagram accounts
Go paperless with the FREE SFF app
for your iPhone, iPad or Android
BOOK ONLINE AND SAVE
ON PARKING WITH
Secure-a-Spot is an online booking service that
offers a stress free way of securing a parking spot.
Once you’ve booked your Festival tickets online,
click through to the dedicated section of the Secure
Parking website to book your parking.
$10* EVENING &
USE PROMO CODE: SFF2017
to book your parking.
*Booking Fee of $0.50 will apply to each
Available to book from 10 May for Festival
dates 7–18 June, 2017.
TO CHOOSE FROM:
61–101 PHILLIP STREET
Parking Facility for Dendy Opera Quays
137 CASTLEREAGH STREET
for State Theatre and Event Cinemas
C NO.1 MARTIN PLACE
for State Theatre
D HILTON SYDNEY
259 PITT STREET
for State Theatre and Event Cinemas
VENUES & BOX OFFICE HOURS
1 STATE THEATRE
49 Market St, Sydney
8 June –18 June: SFF box office opens 9am
2 EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE ST
505–525 George St, Sydney
7 June: SFF box office opens 9am;
8 June onwards box office opens 1hr before
3 DENDY OPERA QUAYS
2 East Circular Quay, Sydney
4 HAYDEN ORPHEUM
PICTURE PALACE CREMORNE
380 Military Road, Cremorne
5 ART GALLERY OF NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
SFF box office located outside the Domain
Theatre on Lower Level 3, open 15 minutes
prior to first screening
6 SKYLINE DRIVE BLACKTOWN
Cricketers Arms Road, Blacktown
Skyline Drive In box office open from dusk every day.
7 DENDY NEWTOWN
261–263 King Street, Newtown
SFF box office open 30 mins prior to first screening
8 THE RITZ CINEMA
45 St Pauls St, Randwick
9 CASULA POWERHOUSE
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula
Box Office open 7 days
Visit casulapowerhouse.com for more information
10 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
HUB @ TOWN HALL
483 George Street, Sydney
(Downstairs bar entry via Druitt St
Talks upstairs entry via George St)
SFF Hub box office open weekdays
4:30pm–8:30pm; public holiday weekend
and Saturday 17 June 11:30– 8:30pm.
Discount tickets available – see page 59
11 SFFTV @ PITT ST
Pitt St, between Market & King Streets, Sydney
n Passbook integration so you can keep
all of your tickets in one place
n Go paperless and conveniently present
your tickets via the app
SFF box offices open one hour before first screening and close 15 minutes after the last screening
begins, unless otherwise stated.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Sydney Film Festival endeavours to make its
events a welcoming and inclusive experience
for all audiences. For expanded details on the
Festival’s accessibility and inclusion practices
and additional venue information including
bathroom access and parking options, visit
For all access and inclusion bookings or
enquiries, and to notify us of your needs,
please call us on 1300 733 733 or email
Sydney Film Festival proudly accepts
Companion cards to all sessions. For guests
who require assistance of a companion or carer,
a second ticket is issued at no cost to
the Companion card holder.
All SFF venues are wheelchair accessible or
have been made accessible for the festival.
Most theatres offer designated wheelchair
spaces. Please contact 1300 733 733 or email
email@example.com when booking to confirm
Many venues have an induction hearing loop
system or hearing aid transmitters. See the
venue specific information on our website for
Assistance animals are welcome at all festival
events and venues. Bookings are essential so
the venue can be advised, call 1300 733 733
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All foreign language screenings are subtitled
in English. This does not include full open
n All purchases incur a transaction fee based on the amount spent:
$20.00 or under
$20.01 – 40.00
$40.01 – 80 .00
$80.01 – 120.00
$120.01 – 200.00
$200.01 or more
n Exchanges incur a $2.00 fee per ticket and can be made at an SFF Box Office,
online, or by or by calling 1300 733 733. Exchanges can be made up until one
hour before the start time, and are not available for discount tickets.
n Please carefully check that your sessions and times are correct prior to
payment as no refunds are possible.
n Concessions are available to full-time students, pensioners, healthcare card
holders, unemployed and seniors. Industry concessions are available for MEAA,
AFI, SPAA, ACS, ADG, AWG, ASE. Concession and industry guild cards must be
shown at the box office, cinema doors and on request.
n No one under 18 is admitted to 18+ films. Children under 15 will only be
admitted to 15+ films with a parent or guardian. Most films in the Family section
are classified for all ages, but please note age recommendations for each film.
n Flexipasses are not redeemable against special screenings, including
Opening Night and Closing Night films and all special sessions. A maximum of
four tickets per session can be redeemed.
n Program times and details are subject to change without notice.
n Your ticket guarantees admission if you are seated five minutes before the
session begins. Latecomers may not be admitted once the session has started.
n If a short film is screening before the feature, latecomers will be asked to wait
until it has finished before taking their seats.
n In the event of a cancelled screening, Flexipass holders will receive a
replacement voucher. Single tickets will be replaced by tickets of equal value,
subscribers will not be refunded.
n The use of cameras and other recording devices during SFF sessions
constitutes a breach of copyright and is strictly prohibited. Any person
caught in the act of filming a festival session will be immediately expelled,
and the printed material will be seized. Such persons may also be subject to
CONCESSION (see below for concession information)
GROUP OF 10+
YOUTH (17 and under)
FLEXIPASSES SAVE YOU UP TO $200!
n Purchase in bundles of 10, 20 or 30 tickets
n Redeem online against any standard sessions (exceptions in ‘Policies’)
n Share with friends – redeem up to four tickets per session
FLEXIPASS 10 (SAVE $40)
FLEXIPASS 20 (SAVE $100)
FLEXIPASS 30 (SAVE $200)
YOUTH PASS (SAVE $30) (18-24 YEARS OLD)
OFFICIAL COMPETITION PASS (SAVE $77)
OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT
OPENING NIGHT (film and party)
OPENING NIGHT (film only)
OPENING NIGHT CONCESSION (film only)
CLOSING NIGHT FULL
CLOSING NIGHT CONCESSION
GOURMET CINEMA: BARBECUE
GOURMET CINEMA CASULA: BARBECUE
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON AT THE SKYLINE DRIVE IN
$12.50 PER PERSON IN EACH CAR
IAN MCPHERSON MEMORIAL LECTURE
CASULA POWERHOUSE SESSIONS
$17.50/$14.50 CONC./$11.50 YOUTH (16 AND UNDER)
VR AT THE HUB
Access and Inclusion
1300 733 733
UNTIL 6 JUNE: CALL 9AM – 6PM
MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND
10AM – 3PM ON WEEKENDS
SFF 2017 APP
FOR iPHONE, iPAD AND ANDROID
DURING THE FESTIVAL
7-18 JUNE: CALL 9AM-9PM DAILY
In person before the Festival – SFF Office, Level 2, 10 Hickson Road,
The Rocks. 9am-6pm weekdays; 10am-3pm weekends
In person during the Festival – see Venues for SFF box office hours.
Screenability is designed to boost the
participation of under-represented groups in
the screen industry. Sydney Film Festival is
proud to present the following films
with Auslan interpreted filmmaker
introductions and Q&As, Open Captioning
and Audio Description.
Pulse (screens with short film
Drumming is Like Thunder)
My Name is Emily (screens with
short film The Milky Pop Kid)
Lust for Sight (screens with Struck)
For information on accessibility features for
individual sessions, please see page 21.
Dining Delights and
The venue for our Gourmet Cinema
sessions and most of the venues for the
Dining Delights deals are fully accessible.
For information on each venue visit
For more details on these events,
please see page 52-53.
Relaxed performances are designed to
create a safe and welcoming environment
for people with anxiety or sensory
difficulties. Performances are provided
in a supportive and non-judgmental
environment, with slight modifications to
sound and lighting, an open door policy and
a quiet area available.
My Life as a Zucchini
2016 | 66mins | In English
Sat 17 June 1:35 PM DNT
For more details on the film, please
see page 35.
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