Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season, New To Sydney Festival, Opens Next Week

Sydney Film Festival presents five important films, as part of Sydney Festival for one weekend (15-17 January 2021) at the State Theatre. 

The program includes prominent Australian films, alongside two of the most talked-about international features of 2020.

All screenings will be COVID-safe following NSW Health advice, with social distancing, compulsory mask wearing, and strict cleaning measures inside the State Theatre.  The Festival will continue to monitor the advice of NSW Health and update as appropriate.

Three highly anticipated Australian films will premiere at the Festival, starting with opening night documentary Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra, High Ground, starring Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, and Jack Thompson, and documentary Girls Can’t Surf, featuring surfers Pauline Menczer, Jodie Cooper, Layne Beachley and Pam Burridge who will attend their screening.

Two acclaimed international features: Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar hopeful, Minari, and Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, starring Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) will also be screened for the first time in Sydney at Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season. 


  • Adult (Single Ticket): $24
  • Concession (Single Ticket): $18.50
  • 5 Pack: $92.50

The full Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season program can be found online at Sydney Film Festival: Summer Season runs 15 — 17 January 2021. Tickets are on sale now. Please visit for more information.

Source: Sydney Film Festival