What we're about
I formed this group because I want to share the wonderful films of the pre-sound era. Many classic films featuring Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Ozu, Hitchcock, Lang, Garbo, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks (to mention just a few) have been restored and modern audiences are discovering them and enjoying them. Comedies, dramas, horror and sci-fi and other genres started in the silent era. The films presented originated in Australia, Germany, the US, France, Russia, China, Italy and other countries.
We use restored digital versions of films (DVD or Blu Ray) and they are accompanied by live music (great musicians), sometimes with a mighty theatre organ, or soundtracks in various locations around Sydney. Although the State Library NSW in the city is the Festival’s main venue, shows take place at other sites around Sydney such as Epping and Hornsby. Films are introduced and many interesting details about actors, directors, Australian actors are presented.
We also show restored classic sound films.
If you are interested in film you will enjoy our selection and be thrilled by the excellence and power of films, some made over 100 years ago. See the website and archives www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au (http://www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au/)