The 10-day event returns to the Barbican to present 25 new features, including for the first time all the 2006 Australian Film Institute award winners. Also in the programmer are eight documentaries, shorts from Flickerfest and Sony Tropfest, two family films, and three archive films, including the restored version of the earliest film every made The Story Of The Kelly Gang.
Features will include Murali K. Thalluri's 2:37 , local box-office hit Kenny, showbiz comedy Boytown, Suburban Mayhem starring Emily Barclay, and thriller Irresistable starring Susan Sarandon and Sam Neill. Documentaries selected are Rolf de Heer's The Balanda And the Bark Canoes, Bob Randall's Kanyini, Polly Watkins' Vietnam Nurses, Helen Gaynor's Welcome 2 My Deaf World, Sue Maslin's Hunt Angels, and John Hughes' The Archive Project.
As with the previous two festivals, a programme of highlights from the Barbican event will tour the UK.