Sydney Film Festival to feature Family Program

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As the Sydney Film Festival draws closer, the event has announced that they will be holding a family friendly program which includes a slew of films that appeal to all audiences. The sessions will even take place during the day.

The expanded program now includes:

GAYBY BABY Director: Maya Newell | Australia | 85mins | In English

 Kids raised by same-sex couples are growing in numbers worldwide. This intimate, humorous doco offers a refreshingly frank picture of the Gayby-Boom we seem to be experiencing in the midst of the marriage equality debate. Suitable for children aged 6+ years.

WIDE OPEN SKY Director: Lisa Nicol | Australia | 79mins | In English

This heart-warming doco about childhood, creativity and community chronicles the journey of an outback Australian children’s choir from auditions to their end-of-year concert and all the trials they face along the way. Suitable for children aged 6+ years.

THE CROW’S EGG Director: M. Manikandan| India | 99mins | In Tamil

Dubbed the new Slumdog Millionaire, this is a funny, charming South Indian tale of two mischievous, resourceful brothers from a Chennai slum who become determined to taste pizza for the very first time. Suitable for children aged 8+ years.

SONG OF THE SEA  Director: Tomm Moore | Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Denmark | 90mins | In English

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars, this magical treat for families, inspired by Celtic legend, is chock-full of glorious hand-drawn imagery, captivating critters and lilting Gaelic music. Suitable for children aged 6+ years.

The program will also feature numerous shorts from all around the globe in a Kids Animation Showcase.

The Sydney Film Festival runs from the 3rd – 14th of June 2015. The full program of 200+ films will be launched on Wednesday 6 May at 11am.

Tickets to the family program go on sale Tuesday 28 April via Sydney Film Festival or 1300 733 733.