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tRAVELLING FILm FEstIVAL
63RD sYDNEY FILm FEstIVAL
Nashen moodley is in his fifth year as
SFF Festival Director. Previously he was Head
of Programming at the Durban International
Film Festival for 11 years. He also consults
as Director of Cinema of the World at the
Dubai International Film Festival.
Jenny Neighbour is SFF Programs
Manager and Documentary Programmer, and
has been with the Festival since 1989. She
has served on juries at the Cork Film Festival
and the inaugural Factual Film Festival.
David stratton AM is a film critic,
lecturer, author and former director of SFF.
He is a recipient of the Raymond Longford
Award and was named Commander of the
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has
served on the international juries in Venice
and Berlin and as President of the FIPRESCI
(International Film Critics) jury in Cannes.
tony Rayns is a London-based filmmaker,
critic and festival programmer with a special
interest in East Asian cinema. His latest book
is a study of the film In the Mood for Love (2000).
Richard Kuipers is a film critic for
the international trade paper Variety.
A specialist in weird cinema, Richard has
also produced documentaries including
The Cambodian Space Project – Not
Easy Rock ‘n’ Roll (SFF 2015).
Gráinne Humphreys has worked in film
programming for over 20 years, and ran the
Documentary and French festivals at the Irish
Film Institute. She has been the Festival
Director of the Dublin International Film
Festival since 2007.
malcolm turner is the Director of the
Melbourne International Animation Festival,
a Co-Director of the London International
Animation Festival and Animation
Programmer for the New Zealand Film
Clare sawyer is a producer and film
festival programmer, curating for Flickerfest,
Dungog and Cockatoo Island with a focus on
youth. Her productions include four televised
Inside Film Awards and five award-winning
melba Proestos is Publications and
Content Manager. She edits the Festival’s
program and has worked as a copywriter,
programmer and digital content producer
for Sydney Writers’ Festival, Possible Worlds
and Queer Screen film festivals.
Jesse thompson is Publications and
Content Assistant. He has previously worked
as a film critic and radio producer, and on
the inaugural Queensland Film Festival in
Ian Barr is a Halifax-born, Sydney-based
film critic. His writing on film has appeared
in 4:3, The Brag, Drum Media, Oyster, The Age,
Cinema Scope and Movie Mezzanine.
mathieu Ravier is a programmer and arts
administrator. He has curated festivals in
Toronto, Manchester and Tokyo. This is
his fourth year programming the SFF Hub.
Brielle Farruggio has worked at Redbook
Magazine and contributes to online
publications back home in the USA.
Jessica Ellicott is an editor of Australian
film site 4:3 and has previously worked at
Sydney Film Festival and Transmission Films.
Under the 2015 amendments to the
Classification Act, film festivals are required
to assess each film’s eligibility for exemption,
using the criteria set out in the National
Classification Code. No one under 18 is
admitted to 18+ films. Children under 15 will
only be admitted to 15+ films with a parent
or guardian. Films in the Family section are
classified for all ages, but please note age
recommendations for each film.
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