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Buy Sydney Film Festival tickets with new iPhone app

A new free Sydney Film Festival iPhone app has been launched, which lets you view programs and buy tickets, with full operability set to go live on Friday with the release of the program.

A new free Sydney Film Festival iPhone app, which lets you view programs and buy tickets, has been launched, with full operability set to go live on Friday with the release of the program.

(Credit: Sydney Film Festival and eFirst)

At the moment, most of the pages display a watch-this-space message, but when the app is fully live, users will be able to purchase tickets using a credit card. A barcode will then be sent to the phone, which will be scanned at the door.

You'll also be able to view programs, browse a daily "What's on", watch film trailers, find locations and read news. In other words, it's a one-stop mobile guide to the festival.

Australia seems to be far behind in the event-specific app department — hopefully this is a step in the right direction.