Sydney Film Festival 2019

The 66th Sydney Film Festival (from 5th – 16th June) has seven family-friendly films which will screen at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter as part of the Family Program.

Hoyts Cinema, Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, Sydney, NSW

For 12 days, the Sydney Film Festival offers an excellent program of family-friendly cinema, with weekend and weekday daytime sessions, to suit families and children of all ages. 

Kids, tweens and teens have an excellent selection of wonderful family-friendly films to look forward to, including The Secret Life of Pets 2, voiced by an all-star cast including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, and Patton Oswalt, and The Elephant Queena stunning documentary narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, about an elephant mother leading her family on an epic journey across the African plains,” Family Films Programmer Clare Sawyer said.

Emu Runner follows a young Indigenous girl who forms a very special bond with a wild emu, made in collaboration with the Indigenous community of Brewarrina; Ringside shines a light on the travails and triumphs of two young aspiring professional boxers from Chicago’s impoverished South Side; and Stupid Young Heart is a fresh, edgy drama tackling first love and politics in Northern Europe,” she said.

“Other animated hits include Tito and the Birdsabout 10-year-old Tito and his feathered friends as they save the world from an epidemic of fear; and Minuscule: Mandibles From Far Away, diving into the delightful world of insects,” she said.

Since 2016, changes to classification restrictions have made over 50% of the Festival program accessible to audiences 15+. The return of the Youth Pass provides cheaper tickets to film lovers aged 18-24. Festival films now cost young people just $75 for a bundle of six-tickets. Tickets for under 18s are just $14.

The full Sydney Film Festival program will be announced on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

05 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
08:30 am - 11:00 pm
Age Group
All Ages
Six ticket Youth Pass: $75
Under 18's: $14
Location and Details
Hoyts Cinema, Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, Sydney, NSW