“Festival Will Expand but Stick with June”
An article in the November 18, 2009 issue of The Sydney Morning Herald detailed a series of Booz & Company recommendations that would enable the venerable Sydney Film Festival to expand revenue sources and build its audience. Booz & Company recommended that the 56-year-festival, one of Sydney’s true cultural symbols, remain at the State Theatre while expanding to other parts of city and running satellite screenings year-round. Although officials had considered shifting the June festival to November, Booz & Company recommended sticking to the current schedule in order to emphasize Australian films. By moving the date, the festival would lose several of the films made within the country.