The 2020 edition of Sydney Film Festival was held online, as many other festivals decided to do, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. The event went online from 10th to 21th June.

The winners were announced today. The Sydney Film Festival is an Oscar Qualifying festival.

Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films

  • Dendy Live Action Short: Idol by Alex Wu (Australia)
  • Rouben Mamoulian Award: Mukbang by Eliza Scanlen (Australia)
  • Yoram Gross Animation Award: GNT by Sara Hirner, Rosemary Vasquez-Brown (Australia)

The Dendy Live Action and the Yoram Gross Animation awards are Oscar Qualifying, making Idol and GNT eligible for Academy Awards.