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 Funding Enterprise: An Interview with Screen Australia's Nerida Moore The agency's new(ish) Head of Development gives tips for applicants wanting a slice of the Enterprise Funding pie. Courtney Gibson to leave SAFC Organisational and policy dynamo Courtney Gibson will leave a significant hole in the South Australian Film Corporation when she leaves at the end of the month. Industry thinkers imagine the future (locked) Collaboration, consolidation, uncertainty, dynamic diversity – SPA industry leaders offer their vision of the industry's immediate future. Australian screenwriters: so long and thanks for all the reject letters (locked) Go global, the financiers cry, so Australian screenwriters are doing just that, setting up their own system to get Hollywood cred. (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.