The 65th Sydney Film Festival announced a sneak peek of this year’s essential viewing, including the premiere of Maya THE BEE: The Honey Games, to be featured in this year’s 6-17 June event.

After the huge success of the first film, Maya the Bee - First Flight with almost 5 million cinema goers worldwide, our plucky bee is ready to conquer the world with her second movie, The Honey Games. In this new Maya the Bee adventure, the overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, then is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.

Maya the bee: The Honey Games is a new family adventure, for kids aged three and up – voiced by an all-star Australian cast including Richard Roxburgh, The Umbilical Brothers’ Dave Collins and Shane Dundas, and Justine Clarke (ABC’s Play School) – from Australian animation veteran Noel Cleary (Blinky Bill).

The national cinema release will commence July 26th, but if you can’t wait until July, head to the Sydney Film Festival website  to find out preview dates during the Festival.