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Sydney Underground Film Festival 2022 Virtual Festival

Can't make it to SUFF in-person? Keen for the weird and wonderful flicks to continue at home? Check out the fest's online program.
By Sarah Ward
September 05, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
September 05, 2022
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There hasn't been much that's great about the past couple of years, but a big shift in the film festival scene is worth celebrating. Every cinephile would like to spend all their time watching movies — and, not only seeing them on their favourite big screens, but hitting up every film fest possible. Alas, sometimes non-cinema reality gets in the way.

Thankfully, after hopping online during the pandemic, plenty of film festivals are keeping their digital programs — so if you can't go in-person because you're busy, unwell, live in another part of the country of whatever other reason applies, you can still join in the fun. In 2022, Sydney Underground Film Festival is one such event, with its virtual festival running from Monday, September 12–Sunday, September 25.

Sydneysiders can attend the physical fest on the weekend prior first, and everyone can stream along for the virtual fest's two-week run.

For those watching at home, SUFF's online program includes queer Canadian drama Compulsus, horror/sci-fi film LandLocked, and an impressive range of documentaries — such as [email protected] This Job, about Russian TV channel Dozhd and its founder Natasha Sindeeva; Girl Gang, which follows a 14-year-old London influencer; the self-explanatory Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC; Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters, about the Hellboy creator; and Circus of the Scars, about sideshow performers.

And, SUFF's dedication to the most out-there shorts the fest can compile will also hit screens via the virtual lineup.

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