The Barbican-hosted festival reaches sweet 16 in 2010. It aims to showcase the best from the silver screen Down Under from the past 12 months and runs from March 18 to 28.

Featuring a host of European premieres, the festival showcases feature films and documentaries. There’s chance to see the best short films from Flickerfest and another free screening of highlights from Tropfest – the world’s biggest short film festival. Even if you're not in London, don't panic, the festival generally tours the UK afterwards.

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Road Train
Road Train
Supernatural chiller sees a camping trip to the outback turn sour.
Beautiful Kate
Beautiful Kate
Drama sees old wounds reopened when a man returns home to his dying father.
Accidents Happen
Accidents Happen
The struggles of a dysfunctional family in the years following a tragic accident.
Cedar Boys
Cedar Boys
Crime is an irresistible temptation for first generation Lebanese Australians who want to rise above social racist barriers.
Bastardy
Bastardy
The actor who founded Australia's first Aboriginal theatre company talks about his life, his heroin habit, and his criminal tendencies.
My Year Without Sex
My Year Without Sex
Film traces a year of recovery in a family hit by sickness.
Balibo
Balibo
As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing, a month later a veteran correspondent follows them, determined to find out the truth.
Contact
Contact
The story of the indigenous Martu tribe, cleared from their land in 1964 to make way for rocket testing.
A Good Man
A Good Man
Tracking the life of an extraordinary family.
Bran Nue Dae
Bran Nue Dae
A boy runs away from boarding school and goes on a surreal - and musical-number filled - roadtrip across Australia.
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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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