DOCUMENTARIES AT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL! 

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Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival

The wait is over. Sydney Film Festival is back! Screening 200+ films across 15 screens, over 12 days.

See captivating stories including ground-breaking documentaries from Australia and around the world. Explore the ’00s New York postpunk scene in Meet Me in the Bathroom, bring it to the runway with Violet Chachki in Fashion Babylon, and watch with your jaw open the stranger-than-fiction story My Old School with Alan Cumming (The Good Wife).

There’s the explosive Fire Of Love in our official competition that follows a doomed couples obsession with volcanos, the tense portrait of Putin’s political rival who was poisoned in Navalny, a deep dive into David Lynch’s obsession with The Wizard of Oz in Lynch/Oz, a slather of new Australian documentaries vying for the prestigious Documentary Australia Award and much more!

Tickets are on sale now! Save up to $210 by buying a Flexipass of 10, 20 or 30 tickets which can be shared with friends. Visit sff.org.au for the full program, and dive into Documentary highlights below.

SEE THE FULL DOCUMENTARY LINE-UP HERE

UNMISSABLE DOCUMENTARIES

WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Love, fantasy and technology coalesce in this ground-breaking documentary filmed entirely inside the world of VR during the pandemic. Sundance and CPH:DOX. selected.

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MY OLD SCHOOL

A mind-blowing stranger-than-fiction story from ’90s Glasgow with Scotland’s Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) bringing this unbelievably twisted tale to life. 

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NAVALNY 

Filmed in secret, this revealing and suspenseful documentary on Alexei Navalny – the Russian opposition leader poisoned with a nerve agent – won the Audience Award, Sundance 2022.

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FASHION BABYLON

Three fashion insiders – Michelle Elie, Casey Spooner and Violet Chachki – share their accessory-strewn lives in this vibrant front-row-seat documentary. 

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KEEP STEPPING 

Two remarkable female performers train for Australia’s biggest street dance competition in this tale of love, obsession and the transformative power of performance. 

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FIRE OF LOVE

The spectacular true story of a pair of unconventional French scientists with two obsessions – each other, and volcanoes. Narrated by Miranda July. Award winner Sundance 2022.

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INTO THE ICE

In this visually stunning exploration of the Greenland ice sheet, three intrepid scientists search for clues to our climate future. An epic for the big screen.

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ALL THAT BREATHES

This mesmerising documentary, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2022, focusses on two brothers who devote their lives to rescuing New Delhi’s black kites. 

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AND STILL I SING

Three courageous performers fight for women’s rights against the backdrop of Afghan Star – Afghanistan’s mega-successful version of American Idol. Selected Hot Docs 2022.

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MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

A pulse-pounding love letter to the ’00s New York postpunk scene packed with interviews and live footage of the Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol and LCD Soundsystem.
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