The Australia Day Screening
Saturday 27 January 6.15pm
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The 2018 Australia Day Screening 

Sweet Country

Join us for a double bill screening for our Australia Day celebration. This preview screening coincides with the Australian cinematic release, and comes courtesy of Thunderbird Releasing, ahead of a UK release on 9th March 2018. Winner Venice Special Jury Prize & Platform Prize at Toronto 2017.
Date: Saturday 27 January 2018
Event from 6.15pm Feature at 7pm
Tickets £15 
Venue: Regent Street Cinema

Feature: Sweet Country 2017
Director: Warwick Thornton 113 min
Rated 15+

Warwick Thornton’s follow up feature film to the brilliant Samson and Delilah (2009) is well worth the wait.

Set in the wild frontier of 1920s Northern Territory, where men are wild and hungry to establish themselves as masters of the harsh environment, the story centres on an older aboriginal man who shoots a white man in self-defence and the subsequent hunt for him by the men that rule the area.

Visceral and haunting, with stunning cinematography and powerful performances from Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill and Bryan Brown, this film will keep audiences transfixed and eager to grab a glass and dissect during the break before the short films begin.


A 90-minute program of award winning and eclectic short films from Down Under, featuring a dark comedy directed by well-known actor Matt Day, a gritty drama by Australian Directors' Guild award winner Darlene Johnson, and films by exciting new filmmakers.
Curated by Chris Beale who has generously sponsored the event drinks reception.

Sweet Country
Proudly partnered with ORIGINS
Festival of First Nations

Complimentary drinks & canapé reception
Short film programme
Goodie bags & door prizes
Aust snacks and lollies (cash only)

Event Details
6:15pm goodie bags on arrival for each ticket holder
6:45pm doors open – Australian snacks and lollies on sale (cash only)
7.00pm introductions & feature film (Sweet Country - 113 mins)
9.00pm feature film ends, complimentary drinks & canapés in bar sponsored by Chris Beale
9:30pm shorts programme
11.00pm finish

TICKET includes both sessions & reception

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screening 4 days of film

Dates: 25–28 May 2018
Venue: Regent Street Cinema

Run over the Bank Holiday weekend, we will be returning a month early, right between Cannes Film Festival and Hay Writers Festival. 
Stay tuned, further updates and announcements coming soon...


Thank you to all who made pledges for our
memorial seat for the Australian director
who tragically passed away
2 months after speaking at our 2017 festival.
You can find the plaque at
Regent Street Cinema, seat G1
See our supporters listed on the
Directors Chair
Cris Jones Director
Directors Chair
Previous Screenings
INXS Live Baby Live

Screened October 22 2017
Director: David Mallet
Regent Street Cinema London W1B 2HW

On the 19th of October 1987, INXS released their biggest selling album, KICK.

To Celebrate the 30th anniversary we screened the documentary film of their infamous sold out Wembley arena concert, attended by 72,000 adoring fans.

Shot on sixteen of the best 35mm cameras of the time, including one hovering in a helicopter, this film truly brings to life the concert held at the iconic old ground.

With all the hits, and a sensual, prowling Michael Hutchence in his prime, it’s utterly thrilling and not to be missed on the big screen. 

Screened in conjunction with the London Australian Film Society.
2017 OZ Film Festival Trailer
Laila Dickson Festival Director with Screenjabber's Stuart O'Connor
2017 Festival Line Up
see our YouTube channel for more information
2017 Festival Highlights in Images
Regent Street Cinema - Watch the Video
The Birthplace of British Cinema 

The Regent Street Cinema
307 Regent St
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