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The London Australian Film Festival at the Barbican

The London Australian Film Festival at the Barbican is now in its 11th year and is an annual landmark on the UK film calendar. The National Australia Bank continues its support as title sponsor of the London Australian Film Festival, along with other key supporters including the Australian Film Commission (AFC), the Australia International Cultural Council (AICC), an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in partnership with the AFC, and the Australian High Commission in London.

This year's event kicks off on Thursday 3 March with a Gala Screening of Cate Shortland's hugely anticipated debut Somersault supported by The Scree. With Australian Film Commission support, Cate Shortland will attend the Gala Screening which will open the 10-day festival of over 40 dramas, documentaries and shorts. The closing night film will be Josh Jarman with the Academy Award-nominated Birthday Boy.

The popularity of this festival is due in no small part to the round-up of the latest Australian feature films, which this year number eighteen, giving UK audiences a unique overview of Australian cinema today. But equally crucial to the feature film program are the added extras: the shorts program (one screened before each feature) which the festival is delighted to present for the 2nd year in association with Flickerfest, plus the London edition of Tropfest, a scintillating program of new, innovative documentaries which this year also includes a joint presentation with DocHouse, and finally the Saturday morning Family Film Club children's program throughout March.

In a new AFC and AICC initiative for 2005 a selection of feature films and documentaries from the festival will tour to up to eight UK locations including Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh from April to June 2005. The final program and itinerary are yet to be announced, but updates will be available from:

www.barbican.org.au/australianfilm/touring.htm

The round-up of Australian films includes:

FEATURES

Somersault
Danny Deckchair
Strange Bedfellows
Orange Love Story
Oyster Farmer
Bondi Nami
Tom White
Under the Radar
Hamlet-X
The Human Touch
Love's Brother
One Perfect Day
A Man's Gotta Do
Peaches
The Finished People
Josh Jarman
Preservation
(short feature)
So Close To Home (short feature)

DOCUMENTARIES

Alone Across Australia
Mr Patterns
Helen's War
Letters To Ali
The President Versus David Hicks
The Man Who Stole My Mother's Face
In The Realm Of The Hackers
The Fall Of The House
The Ister


SHORTS

The Scree
Birthday Boy
The Banker
Gabriel
Ray
Scoff
The New Boots
Bruce and Me
Fuel
Shared History
Moustache
Dentally Disturbed
Everything Goes
After Dolly
Marco Solo
We Have Decided Not To Die
Tooth
It's Like That
La Violoncelle
Pity 24
Out on the Tiles


CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Dot and the Kangaroo
The Real Macaw
Animal Tales
(short)

Full details of the London Australian Film Festival program can be seen at the website below.

Other Site of Interest:

London Australian Film Festival

The Scree
Written and directed by Paul McDermott, this short drama won Best Film at Flickerfest


Moustache


Human Touch


Helen's War


Laura and Cathy Henkel in The Man Who Stole My Mother's Face