Opening Night Observations: The 66th Sydney Film Festival Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Box Office 24 June 2019 - family blockbusters overwhelm market Top End Wedding won't go far beyond $5.1m which is way below the figures for a popular indigenous film of even five years ago. Blockbusters and Netflix continue to attack. Vale Bill Collins - unique, electric and inspired Bill Collins, Mr Movies, was a prince of suburbia who inspired three generations and maybe shifted the direction of Australian cinema. First Nations leadership is about letting go, and holding on Indigenous professionals discuss what First Nations leadership looks like, and why it might offer a more viable model for bringing authority to an Indigenous-led centre. Big Screen Highlights - Some ace fests, plus pets, toys and a savage doll Besides the new films, fest fever strikes Perth with a Revelation, and four fests exhaust Melbourne audiences in under a month. (Premium content) Premium content Glenn Dunks Thursday 6 June, 2019 Glenn Dunks was there to watch the new Australian film Palm Beach, live through the speeches and spot the celebs. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Image: The stately State Theatre is an enviable opening night venue. Source: SFF. Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Glenn Dunks is a film critic and arts journalist who has also worked across marketing for internationally-renowned events including the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Sydney Film Festival. His work has appeared across digital, radio and print in Metro, the Big Issue, Vanity Fair, Junkee, SBS and more, and he is the documentary critic for The Film Experience. His writing has won two Australian Film Critics Association awards and in 2017 he authored Cannes Film Festival: 70 Years for Wilkinson Publishing.