Where will you be 24 October? I’ll be sipping a fine cocktail and listening to live music before watching the premiere of The Master at the opening night Gala for Cockatoo Island Film Festival. Only accessible by ferry, this gem of an island is one of Sydney Harbour’s favourite summer locations for music festivals, art exhibitions, and film festivals. Also headlining is Tim Burtons’ Frankenweenie and Manic, starring Elijah Wood. Live music acts include Arrested Development, Matt Corby, and local talent Bluejuice. A perfect way to spend an afternoon while the sun sets. The Cockatoo Island Film Festival is only on for 5 days, from 24 – 28 October.