Interview with Screenability Guest Programmer, Sofya Gollan
This year Sydney Film Festival presents Screenability, in partnership with Create NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, a new platform of screen practitioners with disability leading the narrative. This international program showcases the best of 2017, spanning drama and documentary from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK, offering insights and unique perspectives on life. Ahead of the Inaugural program we spoke to the Guest Programmer Sofya Gollan.
When a filmmaker is told by his doctor that he can’t see colours, he sets out to define what it means to see. The knowledge that he may lose it all fuels his lust for sight. Director Manuel von Stürler takes us on an autobiographical journey to find the origins of his encroaching blindness and discover who really knows what he can actually see – his doctors or himself. Ahead of Lust For Sight screening as a part of Sydney Film Festival’s Screenability program we spoke with Manuel about the film’s production and his filmmaking process.
Daniel Monks is a young Australian filmmaker, actor and dancer. He is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) and has just been nominated for the AiF Heath Ledger Scholarship. This month Daniel's first feature film, Pulse, will screen at Sydney Film Festival. We caught up with Daniel to talk about Pulse and the Screenability program at Sydney Film Festival.
Lexus Australia Fellowship winning short films at SFF
Interview with Brook Goldfinch: Outbreak Generation
On Tuesday 13 June, Sydney Film Festival will present the 2016 Fellowship winning short films at Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Gala Screening. The Fellowship recipients include NSW practitioner Brooke Goldfinch, who we spoke with ahead of her film's World Premiere.
“Let’s dance, let’s sing, let’s do a show!” Drumming is Like Thunder encapsulates Duncan Armstrong’s passion for performing. It presents his showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behaviour of some.