London: OZ Film Festival

On behalf of our friends at OZ Film Festival we are delighted to invite you to a wonderfully eclectic mix of new and significant Australian features, documentaries, comedies and dramas, screening at the new festival home, Regent Street Cinema (the first to screen film in London & part of University of Westminster).

The festival will screen seven films over the weekend of 30 June - 2 July 2017. However, opening night is now SOLD OUT.

Missed out? Don't worry - there are six more films to choose from and closing night will also include free goodie bags for each ticket holder, a drinks reception and a Q&A with the director.

Check out all the events below - if you just can't get enough of Aussie cinema, book all films on Saturday and Sunday you will receive one free at checkout!



7.30PM FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017 - Jasper Jones (15*)
+ Q&A + drinks reception – UK premiere

AUS 2017 - directed by Rachel Perkins, starring Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Angourie Rice, Levi Miller & Aaron L McGrath

A teenage girl is missing from a small town in 1960s Western Australia and the search for her will unearth more than anyone could have foretold.



3:00PM SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 - Strictly Ballroom (PG)
25th anniversary screening + event

AUS 1992 - directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice & Bill Hunter

One of Australia's best-loved films, set in the sequin encrusted ballroom competition scene.

Photo booth on site with flamenco & matador costumes & free photo prints for extra fun before and after the screening. Dress up and have the chance to win a fabulous door prize.



5:00pm SATURDAY 1 JULY - Dogs in Space (18)
30th anniversary screening + introduction
AUS 1986 - directed by Richard Lowenstein, starring Michael Hutchence & Sakia Post

The only film to star Michael Hutchence, who passed away 20 years ago this November, set in a chaotic 1970s punk sharehouse and based on real events.



8:00PM SATURDAY 1 JULY - Hounds of Love (18)
+ introduction

AUS 2016 - directed by Ben Young, starring Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry & Susie Porter

Groundbreaking and accomplished abduction thriller set in 1980s Perth and based on actual events.

With introduction by Dr Lindsay Anne Hallam, Senior Lecturer, Moving Image Research Centre (MIRC), University of East London, Media and Screen. Lindsay is the co-Programme Leader of Film, along with Johannes Maier. She teaches Film Analysis and Film History on the BA Film course. Her primary research interest is horror cinema and she is a personal friend of the director.



2:00PM SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 - Remembering the Man (15)
London premiere

AUS 2015 - directed by Nickolas Bird & Eleanor Sharpe

Documentary about the lives of Tim Conigrave & John Caleo and their incredible 16-year love story that eclipsed their battle with the AIDS virus to live on long after their demise. This is the true story behind the film Holding the Man (2015) - told through interviews with friends and family and the poignant audio recordings of Tim, just months before he passed away.



5:00PM SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 - Red Dog: True Blue (PG*)
London Premiere

AUS 2016 - directed by Kriv Stenders, starring Jason Isaacs, Thomas Cocquerel, Bryan Brown & Levi Miller

Possibly your only chance to see this on the big screen in London as it has been confirmed this will not get a cinematic release in the UK, this is the prequel to the much loved Red Dog (2011).

With a special introduction by a representative from the Guide Dogs Association. Each child in attendance will receive a picture book, come early to meet a Guide Dog and their owner!



8:00pm SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 – Death and Life of Otto Bloom (15*)
+ Q&A + drinks reception – UK premiere

AUS 2016 - directed by Cris Jones, starring Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward & Matilda Brown

The life of an extraordinary man who's body is ageing normally but his consciousness is going backwards in time.

Q&A with the director, Cris Jones, hosted by James Milligan (former director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival), goodie bags for each ticket holder and free wine after the screening.



* uncertified - recommended classification only

Saturday & Sunday festival passes available for £60
if you book all films for the Saturday & Sunday you will receive a £12 discount at checkout.

Australian lollies (sweets) and snacks
will be available for purchase inside the cinema (cash only).

For more information about the films, please visit the OZ Film Festival website.

The festival proudly supports emerging Australian talent by showing student short films from Swinburne University and Sydney Film School before all main features on Saturday and Sunday.

 The OZ Film Festival is generously supported by the Australian High Commission.

Group(s): Advance


Fri, Jun. 30 - Sun, Jul. 2, 2017


Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2UW
United Kingdom