This year's London Australian Film Festival will run March 6-16, opening with Peter Duncan's Unfinished Sky, about a reclusive farmer in rural Queensland who befriends an Afghan refugee.

The festival will close with Richard Roxburgh's Romulus, My Father starring Eric Bana and Franka Potente.

The festival, hosted at the Barbican, is now in its 14th year.

Other programme highlights include Tony Ayres' popular family story The Home Song Stories, surf gang documentary Bra Boys, Rolf De Heer's Dr Plonk, Matthew Saville's Sundance 2007 selection Noise, Stephen Vagg's romantic comedy All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, Anna
Broinowski's documentary hybrid Forbidden Lie$, and David Nerlich and
Andrew Traucki's crocodile thriller Black Water.

The late actor Heath Ledger will be honoured with a screening of his first major Australian film, Two Hands, a 1999 feature directed by Gregor Jordan.

Paul Cox will present his latest two films, documentary Kalaupapa Heaven and feature Salvation, and give a talk.

The London Australia Film Festival also includes short films chosen from Australia's Flickerfest and Sony Tropfest.

This year's festival will launch a new annual Australian Film Industry Symposium.

Archive films includes The Overlanders (1946) and silent film On Our Selection (1920).

Family films are Bush Christmas starring a youngNicole Kidman, animation Gumnutz - A Juicy Tale, and Mario Andreacchio's Elephant Tales.

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