It’s not often that film festivals open with a dance movie, but this year lovers of dance films will be pleased to know that the Sydney South African Film Festival is doing just that.

This year’s Sydney South African Film Festival (SSAFF) will open with Beyond Moving, a documentary about dancer Siphe November, whose talent was discovered when he was boy living in the townships. A Billy Elliot story with a South African twist, the film follows Siphe as he trains with Canada’s National Ballet School and ultimately secures a premier position in the world of professional ballet.

All films in the SSAFF will be screened online.

Screening times

Sat 16 May – 7pm
Sun 17 May – 3pm
NB – you have up to three hours after the start time to begin watching your film. More info:

Head to to purchase tickets to view the film online.



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