The London Australian Film Festival notches up its 17th year in 2011 - and has moved from the festival-heavy month of March to a new slot from May 5 to 12. It prides itself on showcasing every major release from Down Under. Highlights from the festival will tour nationally in April, May and June.

The opening gala this year is Red Dog, which will be introduced by actor Noah Taylor.

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Red Dog
Red Dog
The story of a Western Australian legend and the tough, warm, independent people whose lives he touched.
The Reef
The Reef
A snorkling trip goes badly wrong for a group of pals.
The Snowman
The Snowman
A daughter's journey to try to find out what triggered her father's mental illness.
Surviving Georgia
Surviving Georgia
The arrival of matching letters from their estranged mother Georgia turns the worlds of sisters Heidi and Rose upside down.
South Solitary
South Solitary
A spinster battles loneliness after she is sent to look after a lighthouse on a remote island.
Jucy
Jucy
Jucy = Jackie + Lucy, best friends who hatch a plan to snag the man and grab a cool new job.
Tomorrow, When The War Began
Tomorrow, When The War Began
The tale of an unlikely group of high-school heroes who fight for their lives in a war no-one had predicted.
Oranges And Sunshine
Oranges And Sunshine
A social worker struggles to reunite families after discovering the (real life) scandalous deportation of British children to other Commonwealth countries, which often resulted in abuse.
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
After the death of his mother, a 17-year-old boy is thrust precariously between an explosive criminal family and a detective who thinks he can save him. Plus read our exclusive .
Wasted On The Young
Wasted On The Young
After a girl is attacked at a party the social fabric of her high school begins to crumble, with dangerous consequences all round.
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