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The Festivalists is a Sydney-based non-profit company founded in 2005. Our team is dedicated to the production, programming and marketing of unique events.

bring together artists, unusual spaces and new ideas to create stimulating, interactive cultural experiences. From accessible film festivals to parties in iconic venues, our mission is to infuse culture with fun, and develop local audiences for Australian and international artists.


Young At Heart Seniors Film Festival: premieres, classics & the Young at Heart Short Film Awards, in Sydney, Western Sydney and around NSW (10th edition March 2015) + monthly Culture Club event


Possible Worlds Festival of US & Canadian Cinema: 20 new features, filmmaker Q&As, parties (9th edition Aug 2014)


Access All Areas: an accessible showcase of new Australian films for people with a disability, in Sydney, Western Sydney, Regional NSW and nationally (7th edition Nov 2014)

Sydney Film Festival Hub: a pop-up bar augmented with free talks, live performances and parties in Lower Town Hall as part of Sydney Film Festival (3rd edition June 2014) 

Courtyard Sessions: free weekly outdoor gigs in the Seymour Centre courtyard throughout Summer (3rd edition Summer 2013-14)


Jurassic Lounge: acclaimed after-hours party and showcase for emerging Sydney artists, attracting up to 2,000 18-35s to the Australian Museum each Tuesday night (60 events 2011-2013)

World Movies Secret Cinema: to editions (Sydney & Melbourne) of the immersive multi-faceted experience designed around a secret film in a secret location (2012-2013)

Special events & consulting: for a variety of clients, including Kaldor Public Arts Projects, AGNSW Society, Object Gallery, Restaurant Associates and various corporate and Government partners.