The 2021 edition of the Sydney Film Festival has been postponed to August only for this year. The festival is usually held in June, but will be held later this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation: shifting the festival will permit the audience to feel safer.

The festival is an Oscar Qualifying festival with the prizes Dendy Award – Best Australian Short Film – Live Action, Yoram Gross Animation Award, and this will be its 68th edition.