The award for the Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival was instituted in 2008.
Below are the recipients of the award, known as the ‘Sydney Film Prize’.
2008- Hunger (dir Steve McQueen)
2009 – Bronson (dir Nicolas Winding Refn)
2010- Heartbeats (dir Xavier Dolan)
2011- A Separation (dir Asghar Farhadi)
2012- Alps (dir Yorgos Lanthimos)
2013- Only God Forgives (dir Nicolas Winding Refn)