Sydney Film Festival has kicked off in this month.
So what better way to start than to list all the free films (and a few sneaky photo festivals/exhibitions) that are happening around Sydney?
– The Sydney Film Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall is hosting a large number of free events, talks and music this year. For more details check out their website.
Open daily 4-13 JUNE
Saturday 6 & 13, Sunday 7 and Monday 8 June: noon-midnight
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 5pm-midnight
Critics Corner, weekdays from 5pm-6pm
Town Hall – Corner of Druit and George St
– For those North of the harbour, Manly Wharf Hotel has started free Monday night film sessions for winter. Starts at 7pm. For the program of which films are showing on Mondays visit their website. Starts 15 June until 28 September.
Manly Wharf, East Esplanade.
– For the city lubbers, my favourite Soda Factory in Surry Hills (just near Hyde Park) still continues their free Monday night film sessions. Check their website for the upcoming movie. For as short list see TimeOut’s page here.
Doors open at 5pm
Trivia starts at 7pm
Movie starts at 8pm
Their current promotion is: $5 Hot dogs on Mondays (Usually $10 or more)
16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills. (enter through Coke door at Bobby’s Hot Dogs)
– Art Gallery of NSW is starting an Asian film series from 17 June to 2 August (Wednesdays and Sundays at 2pm). They will be screened in the Domain theatre, best to arrive 30 minutes beforehand. For the full listing of movies visit the gallery site here. Another great free offering by the Art Gallery.
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain
– Slightly related and also good to check out around Sydney is the Head On Photo Festival. This started in May but there are still a few exhibitions going until July. It’s a great festival and I haven’t missed a year. Very accessible with gallery’s all around Sydney participating.
– Also good to catch before the 21 June is the World Photo Exhibition on at the State Library of NSW. A great free alternative to the National Geographic World Photography Exhibition at the Australian Museum (paid event – adults $20, but also very good to see!).