Magazine article Screen International

Sydney Film Festival Opens Archive

Magazine article Screen International

Sydney Film Festival Opens Archive

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Sydney Film Festival 1954 to Now: A Living Archive has thousands of "pages" including 37 essays.

The Sydney Film Festival's (SFF) new ebook, celebrating its upcoming 60th anniversary, went live today and most definitely has the wow factor, in part because of its sheer size.

Sydney Film Festival 1954 to Now: A Living Archive has thousands of "pages" including 37 essays amounting to 35,000 words, more than 10,000 words of memories and stories from festival goers, a searchable list of all 8580 films that have ever screened at the festival, more than 1,000 photographs and all 59 complete program guides. And there's also 50 videos including award-winning shorts, news clips and trailers.

As Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley said at this morning's launch, there was so much content it could never have been printed. "They took the simple idea of doing an online publication and completely exploded it," he said of his colleagues.

Indeed, the treasure trove of content, its multi-dimensional flavour and the inclusion of many voices makes it not just a history of the SFF but a broader exploration of film festivals, filmgoing and filmmaking. And the intention is to add to the ebook regularly, hence the use of the words "living archive". …

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