This was the official website for the 2006 Sydney Underground Film Festival
The content is from the site's 2006 archived pages.

 

Our promise is to bring four whole nights of subversive, experimental, visual and aural pleasure for the 2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival. The 2007 festival is taking place from the 7th - 10th September at the Factory Theatre, an amazing new venue in Sydney.

Dedicated to nurturing an alternative film culture through the promotion of independent and experimental films, our aim is to support filmmakers who operate outside established film industry infrastructures, by providing a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion.

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This festival guarantees to give each film not selected a brief but apt critique. “Due to 
the limited number for programming your film has not been selected” is not something filmmakers will hear from us. Then you can be sure we watched it and we provide each entrant with something more productive and informative.


The festival is also giving filmmakers, who have been rejected from another film festival, a $5 (AUD) discount! You just have to include a rejection letter that you have received from another film festival with your entry. The festival organisers have also received a few of those in their time and this is a way to put them to good use!

Join our mailing list to keep up to date, sponsor us if you can and help us ensure the success of the Sydney Underground Film Festival! We look forward to seeing you all in September.

 

The Sydney Underground Film Festival is an annual festival screening quality indie / experimental / arthouse films from Australia and around the world.

The Sydney Underground Film Festival provides a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion. The organisers are devoted to renewing local interest in alternative film as part of an international underground film culture.

In 2007, the festival screened over 100 impressive films. This included films by renowned filmmakers such as David Lynch, Martha Colburn, David Firth, Virgil Widrich, Bill Morrison, Abigail Child, Albie Thoms, David Perry, Paul Winkler, and Dirk De Bruyn. The program also included up and coming Australian filmmakers such as Dean Francis, Soda_Jerk, and William Mansfield.

Entries are now open for the 2008 festival, which runs from 11th - 14th September 2008 at the Factory Theatre. Earlybird deadline - 28th March 2008. Regular deadline - 25th April 2008.

NOTICE: SUFF TEAM are on a film expedition to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada making a new feature film. We return on March 10 2008 and are therefore very sorry for our slow response to emails and for checking the entries through Withoutabox. Thank you for your patience.

The festival is also giving filmmakers, who have been rejected from another film festival, a $5 (AUD) discount! You just have to include a rejection letter that you have received from another film festival with your entry. The festival organisers have also received a few of those in their time and this is a way to put them to good use!

 

The 2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival will take place from Friday 7th September to Monday 10th September in Sydney’s swanky new event space, The Factory Theatre.

The festival programs a high calibre of independent and experimental films and is organised by a committed group of filmmakers, who understand the need for a sustainable and thriving alternative film culture.

The Sydney Underground Film Festival provides a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion. The organisers are devoted to renewing local interest in independent 
and experimental film as part of an international underground film culture.


The Sydney Underground Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing an alternative film culture through the promotion of independent and experimental films. The festival seeks to support filmmakers who operate outside established film industry infrastructures, by providing a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion.


Our philosophy is formed from an understanding that every established film industry thrives against a subversive force. Historically, it has always been the marginal movements in film culture, which eventually influences mainstream film forms. 
Opposition is a necessary tension that promotes growth and artistic diversity in all film cultures and subcultures. Sadly, the Australian film industry has very little resistance against established commercial and regulated film production.

So in stating this, our intention is to promote a culture of resistance, simply by nurturing artistic diversity and experimentation in film, rather than maintaining an adversarial position against established infrastructures (as much as we may disagree with them). We believe that discussion, dialectic and diversity is the means by which the Australian film industry can be strengthened and sustained.

Stefan Popescu and Katherine Berger, Feb 07


Sydney Underground Film Festival
PO Box 202
Summer Hill 
N.S.W 2130
Australia

Ph: 02 9797 9428
Email: info@suff.com.au

 

 

Festival Director
Stefan Popescu
stefan@suff.com.au

Festival Co-ordinator
Siouxzi Connor
siouxzi@suff.com.au

Sponsorship Co-ordinator
Katherine Berger
sponsorship@suff.com.au

Administration Co-ordinator
Pamelah Otto
pam@suff.com.au

Publicity Co-ordinator
Samantha Findley 
media@suff.com.au

Festival Director
Katherine Berger
info@suff.com.au

Programming Co-ordinator
Stefan Popescu
programming@suff.com.au

Special Events Co-ordinator
Michelle Berger
specialevents@suff.com.au

Graphic / Website Design
Liz Berger EDB DESIGN
liz@edbdesign.com.au
www.edbdesign.com.au

Festival Assistants
Rachael Brown
Henar Perales

 

THANKS TO:

• Dan Jamieson • Naomi Radom • Maya Newell • Alana Hunt

 

 

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