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 On the Move: A reshuffle for Create NSW, new Board for Perth Festival (locked) New Board members for Perth Festival and MCA, a shake up at Create NSW, AIDC appoints new advisory committee and more appointments. Create NSW recreates itself, again (locked) After a lot of grief to assemble its present structure, Create NSW takes a backward step to recreate Screen NSW. Small Screen Highlights: Glitch, Gogglebox and Glassblowing (locked) Paranormal ABC thrills, voyeuristic couch-critics, hot craft competition and a very useful podcast from Screen Australia. Elephant stomps on traditional development practice (locked) How will theatre company Back to Back adjust its joyful collective work to the sad disciplines of cinema development? They are about to find out. (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.