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.

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The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith
The son of a white man and an Aboriginal woman is pushed to the limit by racism and spirals into violence.
The Horseman
The Horseman
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.
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
Coming of age comedy drama Aussie style.
In My Father's Country
In My Father's Country
An intimate look at the coming-of-age ceremony and way of life of the Dhuruputjpi Aboriginal community.
Rats And Cats
Rats And Cats
Black comedy about the ugly side of showbiz.
Men's Group
Men's Group
Six men, each with heavy emotional baggage, meet once a week to talk, with unexpected consequences.
Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice
Three sailors face up to their future and their past on an eventful night out in Sydney.
Dying Breed
Dying Breed
Four friends find out something - or someone - murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush.
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Cars That Ate Paris
Trouble brews for a stranger in a town where car crashes seem to be a little too frequent.
Lake Mungo
Lake Mungo
A family are haunted by their daughter's death.
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FilmFest Australia Features

Jasmine's journey
The director of Cactus talks about making the move from camerawoman to writer/director.
Wizards of Oz
As the 15th London Australian Film Festival opens, we take a look at what's on and ask what the future holds in store for the film industry Down Under.
Mark Hartley talks Not Quite Hollywood
The Australian director on the neglected history of exploitation cinema.

FilmFest Australia News

Aussie film fest goes on tour
Highlights from London take to the road.

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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