FRESH is a one-day festival of new Australian films touring Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide in February before screening on SBS.
The tour offers a rare chance to experience on the big screen the latest longer-form work from award-winning young filmmakers, as well as to meet the filmmakers as they introduce their films and offer insights into their creative processes.
Supported by SBS and the AFC, the films feature fresh faces such as Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), Saskia Burmeister (Hating Alison Ashley), Anthony Hayes (Look Both Ways) and Simon Lyndon (Chopper).
From heartbroken friends and Lebanese rappers to a unique suburban self-help group, the films show life in Australia in all its vibrancy and diversity.
"We're very pleased the AFC could help bring these stories to the screen," says Chris Fitchett, the AFC's Director of Film Development. "And it's great that the Fresh tour will allow them to be seen in cinemas as well as on national television."
Sydney Sunday 5 Feb: Palace Verona, Paddington
Melbourne Sunday 12 Feb: The George, St Kilda
Brisbane Sunday 12 Feb: Palace Centro, Fortitude Valley
Adelaide Saturday 25 Feb: Mercury Cinema
Day pass $15 or $5 per film
First film starts at 4pm
Jammin in the Middle E
Director Kim Mordaunt
Producer Enda Murray
Writer Howard Jackson
An Arab Australian comedy about family, fast cars, gangsta rap... and rosewater!
The Heartbreak Tour
Director Ben Chessell
Producer Jason Byrne, Joanna Werner
Writer Ben Chessell
A group of friends, on the edge of their thirties, embarks on an unplanned tour of their personal emotional sacred sites. It's a journey into their collective past but as they visit the venues of their greatest romantic disasters they discover that the past is not as collective as they had imagined.
Director Stuart McDonald
Producer Beth Frey
Writer Kathleen O'Brien
How long does it take before the abnormal seems normal? Death, love and family values are all up for renegotiation in this black comedy about a girl trying to start a new life after the loss of her mother.
The Glenmoore Job
Director Greg Williams
Producer Melanie Coombs
Writer Greg Williams
Warren steps out of prison and straight into a self-help group whose idea of therapy is to play board games. But if he has to humour these weirdos so the cops will leave him alone while he does a 'job' for a mate on the inside, then 'roll the dice'...
Director Roger Scholes
Producer Lucy Maclaren
Writer Roger Scholes
When a young man returns to the isolated fishing village where he grew up, the locals fear trouble. But Pauli wants only to win his father's love and respect. When he seizes the chance to prove himself, the outcome is extraordinary.
Exempt from Classification: 18+ only.
For more information contact: Miranda Edmonds