Sydney Film Festival

Nashen Moodley – Festival Director #SydFilmFest

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“With major disruptions in cinema releases, the Festival selection brings together some of the best films of the last two years; extraordinary works from major award-winners to some of the most anticipated films of the year.”

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16 min. and 32 sec.

PODCAST| Cristiana Palmieri interviews Nashen Moodley, director of the Sydney Film Festival.

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The festival director Nashen Moodley talks about the extremely challenging times for the film industry, and how the festival arrives as a breath of fresh air after almost four long months of lockdown in Sydney. Nashen explores the festival line-up that this year is complemented by a bespoke program online through SFF On Demand, a virtual offering of 56 feature-length films and 13 shorts from the wider program available to stream nationally from 12-21 November.

This year the festival present 233 films from 69 countries, bringing together hundreds of international and local stories. There are 111 feature films, including prize-winners from prestigious festivals around the world; 50 documentaries tackling crucial contemporary issues from established and upcoming documentarians; and 72 shorts. Of these films almost half are directed or co-directed by woman filmmakers.

To discover more about the festival, click here.

  • Reporter
    Cristiana Palmieri
  • Guest
    Nashen Moodley
  • Interviewee role
    Festival director
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