Full line-up of FilmFest Australia Announced

Celebration of Oz film to open with European premiere of Not Suitable For Children

by Amber Wilkinson

London's festival celebrating film from Down Under is back - with a new name and new venues.

FilmFest Australia, curated by the much of the same team who previously looked after the London Australia Film Festival, will run from September 14 to 23 at Clapham and Hackney Picturehouses.

The festival - which has announced actors Geoffrey Rush and Noah Taylor as its patrons - will open with the European premiere of Not Suitable For Children, which sees Ryan Kwanten's playboy trying to procreate in a hurry after cancer gate-crashes his party lifestyle.

The festival will also feature the UK premieres of Fred Schepisi's The Eye Of The Storm, starring Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, Any Questions for Ben?, featuring Snowtown's Daniel Henshall, and thriller Swerve.

In addition there will be European premiere for kitsch musical Goddess. Documentaries include Life In Movement.

Running alongside the main slate are a selection of short films from Aussie short film festival Flickerfest.

You can read our coverage of the festival here, with more coming soon. For details of how to book tickets and more information about events running alongside the festival, visit the official website

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