Various venues across the Inner West


Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April


Inner West Film Fest boasts an eclectic and fascinating selection of local premieres and retrospectives from Australia and abroad. From documentaries to short films, A-listers, award winners and major international film festival selections, Inner West Film Fest is a cinematic reflection of our community.

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About Inner West Film Fest

Once upon a time at the Inner West… from Marrickville, Enmore and Newtown, across to Leichhardt, Balmain and Rozelle, Dulwich Hill, Lilyfield, Camperdown and Enmore, and all parts in between, Sydney’s Inner West is packed-to-bursting with creative energy, alive with cultural electricity thanks to its largely artisan population. Once and still a vibrant multicultural community, the Inner West’s industrial past has given way to its highly expressive present, with artists, students, musicians, writers, performers and filmmakers happily winding their way through its busy, bustling streets.

In one of The Inner West’s most unifying and collective moments yet, this pulsating slice of urban Sydney will now play host to its very own film festival, with The Inner West Film Fest rolling out for the very first time from 31 March through to 2 April.

Across venues including the legendary Marrickville Golf Club, Dendy Cinemas Newtown, and Palace Norton Street in Leichhardt, The Inner West Film Fest will tap into the values of the area and boast a diverse, inclusive and utterly fascinating selection of local feature film premieres from Australia and abroad; an on-point opening night screening and party (featuring an exciting new film destined to become an Aussie feel-good classic); a very special 35mm retro screening of a star-studded feature film shot right in the heart of the inner west; a short film competition showcasing works made in and about The Inner West from the best up and coming filmmakers in the area; and a fistful of new feature films shot in the Inner West, or straight from the best international film festivals, you will definitely want to experience the first ever Inner West Film Fest.

Program and Tickets

The film festival program is here!

  • Bank of Dave (Unclassified, 15+) 2023, United Kingdom
  • Erskineville Kings (M) 1999, Australia - Special 35mm screening
  • FP 4EVZ (Unclassified, 15+) 2023, US/Australia - Australian Premiere
  • The Longest Weekend (Unclassified, 15+) 2022, Australia
  • My Sailor, My Love (Unclassified, 15+) 2022 , Ireland/Finland/Belgium
  • Olga (M) 2021, Switzerland/Ukraine/France
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (M) 1968, Italy/US - Special 4K screening
  • The Red Shoes: Next Step (PG) 2023, Australia - World Premiere
  • A Room of My Own (Unclassified, 18+)2022, Georgia - Australian Premiere
  • Senses of Cinema (Unclassified, All ages) 2022, Australia
  • SHIT (Unclassified, 18+) 2023, Australia - Sydney Premiere
  • Short Film Showcase (Unclassified, 15+)
  • Still Working 9 to 5 (Unclassified, All ages) 2022, US - Australian Premiere
  • Sweet As (M) 2022, Australia
  • Top Secret Cinema (MA) - Mystery special new screening

Download the print program (PDF 3.3MB)

View the full details of the program

Dendy Newtown Program and Tickets

Palace Norton Street Program and Tickets 

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For all Inner West Film Fest enquiries, please contact dov@filmink.com.au or phone 0411 559 519.

For all other Council event related enquiries, please contact events@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9392 5000

Inner West Film Fest is a community led and presented event of which Council is a Major Partner.

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Inner West Film Fest is a community led festival presented across local venues, featuring a curated selection of films that reflect the Inner West community.

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