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Back for its 15th year in 2009, the Barbican-hosted festival aims to showcase the best from the silver screen Down Under from the past 12 months and runs from March 12 to 22.
Featuring a host of European premieres, the festival showcases feature films and documentaries and is this year offering a look back at the Australian New Wave, plus an examination of the country's latest horror output in The Dark Side Of Down Under strand. There’s chance to see the best short films from Flickerfest before each film and another free screening of highlights from Movie Extra Tropfest – the world’s biggest short film festival. Even if you're not in London, don't panic, the festival generally tours around the country afterwards.
To get Londoners in the mood there is a screening of LAFF 2008 favourite Bra Boys on February 18.
View previous years coverage of the FilmFest Australia festival:
Australia Latest Reviews
The son of a white man and an Aboriginal woman is pushed to the limit by racism and spirals into violence.
A grief-mad father tracks down the men responsible for his daughter’s death and discovers more about his daughter than a father should ever know.
Coming of age comedy drama Aussie style.
An intimate look at the coming-of-age ceremony and way of life of the Dhuruputjpi Aboriginal community.
Black comedy about the ugly side of showbiz.
Six men, each with heavy emotional baggage, meet once a week to talk, with unexpected consequences.
Three sailors face up to their future and their past on an eventful night out in Sydney.
Four friends find out something - or someone - murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush.
Trouble brews for a stranger in a town where car crashes seem to be a little too frequent.
A family are haunted by their daughter's death.
FilmFest Australia Features
FilmFest Australia News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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