Australian Consulate-General
Chennai, India

Media release

15 December 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PA-CN/17/12

                                                                                                            Second Australian Film Showcase in Chennai

The Australian Consulate-General, Chennai in association with the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation is pleased to present the second edition of the Australian Film Showcase as part of the 15th Chennai International Film Festival 2017 (15 – 21 December).

Speaking at the opening of the International Film Festival, Mr Sean Kelly, Australian Consul General for South India said, "We are pleased to present four popular Australian films at the 15th Chennai International Film Festival.” Noting the Australian Consulate’s association with the film industry in South India, Mr Kelly stated that, “This is the fourth Australian Film Festival in South India.  Our association with the vibrant South Indian Film Industry is an opportunity for wider audiences to enjoy high quality Australian films.”

The four Australian films scheduled for screening at the festival are:

  • The acclaimed Warwick Thornton's film Sweet Country (Genre: Western) starring Sam Neill and Bryan Brown. (Theatre – Devi Thursday, 21 December, 4.30 PM)


  • The Dressmaker (Genre: Drama) directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving. (Theatre – Devi Bala Friday, 15 December, 4.45 pm and NFDC Tagore Film Centre Wednesday, 20 December, 2.15 PM)


  • Australian independent comedy film That’s Not Me (Genre: Comedy) directed by Gregory Erdstein. (Theatre – Casino Thursday, 21 December, 9.45 AM)


  • Documentary film Ocean in a Drop (Genre: Documentary) by Australian filmmaker Andrew Garton who will be available for interaction with the audience after the screening. (Theatre – Devi Bala Monday, 18 December, 4.45 pm).

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