Sydney Film Festival launches free online publication to celebrate anniversary

27 March, 2013 by IF

A free online publication has been launched to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Sydney Film Festival.

Sydney Film Festival 1954 to Now: A Living Archive was launched by NSW minister for the arts, George Souris.


“This new digital archive is not only a comprehensive anthology of Sydney Film Festival and the Australian film industry, but it is also a celebration of Sydney and NSW as the nation’s hub of film and creative industries,” the minister said.

The publication employs Realview technology and was partially funded by a special history grant via the City of Sydney's 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.

Sydney Film Festival's festival director Nashen Moodley said: “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 publication can be viewed here.