The event’s industry program showcases innovative Australian and international content, and features conversations with leading film industry mentors and talent from Australia and the U.S.
Proceedings kick off with an industry-only screening of Robert Connolly’s recent hit film “The Dry” ahead of its official North American release in May. The mystery thriller stars Eric Bana as a federal agent returning to his small hometown in Victoria’s drought-stricken rural countryside to investigate a murder-suicide.
The forum has previously announced that Peter Weir’s 1981 film “Gallipoli” will be the focus of a 40th anniversary retrospective. The salute will include a screening of the restored version of the film, a conversation with star Mel Gibson, and tributes and reminiscences from cast and crew.