2013 marks the 19th year of London’s celebration of the latest Australian cinema. A highlight of the capital city’s film calendar, the festival attracts Australian film fans hungry for the best new feature releases, documentaries, children’s favourites, animation and short films shipped up from Down Under.
Garnering support from some of Australia’s finest acting and directing talent, FFA's current patrons are Noah Taylor and Geoffrey Rush. Previous festival patrons have included Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Bryan Brown and John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road). The festival has also been thrilled to welcome guests such as Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Cate Shortland, Rachel Ward, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving, Stephan Elliott (..Priscilla...), Nick Cave, Noah Taylor (Red Dog), Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) and Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes), to name just a few.
Australia’s prolific film industry has continued to provide a wealth of strong feature films year after year, exploring all aspects of Australian life. FilmFest Australia is proud to promote great Australian cinema to UK audiences and keen to support the next generation of outstanding filmmakers from this most successful and creative industry.
We are pleased to continue our relationship with Picturehouse Cinemas in 2013 and our partnership with Flickerfest, Sydney’s internationally accredited short film festival.