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.
We 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.
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 (6th edition Nov 2013)
Kino Sydney: monthly open-mic short film event where films are made specifically for the night (over 73 events since 2006)
Kino Kabaret: annual filmmaking workshop in which 90 participants make and show 60 short films (8th edition Nov 2013)
EVENTS FOR OUR PARTNERS
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 (6th 10-week season Sep-Nov 2013)
Sydney Film Festival Hub: a pop-up bar augmented with free screenings, talks, music, 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 (3nd edition Summer 2013-14)
Special events: product launches, charity events, film premieres and boutique festivals run for a variety of clients, including Kaldor Public Arts Projects, Object Gallery, Restaurant Associates and various Government partners.