To celebrate the 60th year of the Sydney Film Festival, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, launched a free online publication. This digital only publication has thousands of pages of content and images, so large it could never have been printed.
Sydney Film Festival 1954 to Now: A Living Archive, features over 1,000 photos and over 50 archived videos including award-winning short films, news clips and trailers plus a list of all 8,580 films that have screened at the Festival.
Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, commented “This free digital archive provides a thorough historical overview of the festival, which has challenged, delighted and entertained Sydneysiders for six decades. Within its pages you will find a multi-layered, multi-dimensional chronicle of Sydney Film Festival – its past, present and future, seen from many perspectives and told with many voices. It is an amazing resource full of multimedia, interviews and analysis of the history of the festival, its relationship to the local and international film industries, its position in
cinema history and its role in the development of local art, culture and entertainment.”
The City of Sydney bestowed the Sydney Film Festival with a special history grant through their History Publication Sponsorship Program. “The City of Sydney is pleased to support this wonderful archive which shows how significant the Festival’s impact has been to the evolution of the city’s cultural life over the past 60 years,” said Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.
Words & Photos: Sandra Tiltman.
- Overnight star (news.ninemsn.com.au)