Three New Zealand features and five shorts are named in the line-up for this year’s Sydney Film Festival (SFF).
Pietra Brettkelly’s A Flickering Truth, Lee Tamahori’s Mahana and Dylan Reeve & David Farrier’s Tickled are the features named. The two docos play in an international documentary programme which also includes one of the first titles announced for this year’s NZIFF, Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog, as well as Doc Edge titles Presenting Princess Shaw and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar-winning Girl in the River. Also appearing here in Doc Edge, The Opposition is named in the SFF’s Australian doco competition line-up.
Mahana is named among the special presentation selections.
The five shorts named will play alongside features: James Cunningham’s Accidents Blunders and Calamities, Dean Hewison’s Judgement Tavern, Jake Mahaffy’s AD 1363, the End of Chivalry, Yamin Tun Wait and Ursula Grace Williams’ The King are selected.
The festival’s 12-strong international feature competition line-up includes local Ivan Sen who’ll premiere Goldstone.
The Sydney Film Festival runs 8 – 19 June.