With events programed across the CBD and greater Sydney, film buffs will be offered the choice of 250 movies from across the globe, along with a vibrant program of talks, screenings and special events featuring University of Sydney academics, leading filmmakers, directors and actors.
“The very first Sydney Film Festival was held on the campus of the University of Sydney in 1954 and has grown to become an iconic feature of our city’s cultural calendar,” said Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
“We are proud to continue our support of such a provocative and innovative event.”
“We’re thrilled to be presenting the ‘Freak Me Out’ program at this year’s Sydney Film Festival,” said Dr Isaacs. “It is mix of horror and cult cinema and speaks to everything that fascinates us about the movies.”
He will also be joined by recent PhD graduate Dr Olivia Oliver-Hopkins and guest programmer Richard Kuipers for the panel discussion Obsessed With Horror on 16 June to debate and defend their love of horror cinema.
Students will also be offered the opportunity to intern throughout the Festival’s program, a unique chance to get up close to the film industry’s best and brightest.