CinefestOZ Film Prize Finalist, Girl Asleep, directed by Rosemary Myers, is set to make its Western Australian premiere at CinefestOZ at the Orana Cinemas in Busselton on Friday 26 August at 8.15pm.
Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurdities of the teenage mind. Navigating puberty in 1970s suburbia, Greta doesn’t want to grow up. Her mum is embarrassing and her sister disinterested. Geeky Elliott is her only ally. Greta’s surprise 15th birthday party is on track to be the worst night of her life – until she’s flung into an odd fairy-tale universe with a warrior princess. Filled with wild musical flourishes and moments of colourful theatrics, Girl Asleep resists the adult world as much as its lead character.
The final Film Prize screening for the festival of Girl Asleep, takes the audience on a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind. Filmmakers and cast will walk the red carpet before the audience escapes reality in this coming-of-age tale. Finish off the night with a sparkling party in the Festival Marquee, mingling with the stars and indulge in the delightful canapés and beverages on offer.
CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions. Rio Tinto is a proud Premium Partner of CinefestOZ. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest, Western Australia’s screen funding and development agency.
Full Program tickets are on sale now from www.cinefestoz.com
Film Prize Jury Screening
Friday 26 August, 8:15pm
Orana Cinemas & Festival Marquee, Busselton
Tickets $65 from the CinefestOZ website.
Saturday 27 August, 8:30am
The Deck, Busselton
Tickets $40 from the CinefestOZ website.
Attending Film Guests: Jo Dyer, Rosemary Myers and Matthew Whittet
Director: Rosemary Myers
Producer: Jo Dyer
Starring: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet and Amber McMahon
Runtime: 77 mins
Country of Origin: Australia