Entries are now open for the nation’s richest film prize – the CinefestOZ Film Prize, to be awarded during the CinefestOZ Film Festival, in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.
This $100,000 Film Prize is awarded to an Australian feature film for excellence in filmmaking.
CinefestOZ Film Prize 2016 winner, Girl Asleep, had its cinematic release in September 2016 and went on to receive seven AACTA nominations and win the AACTA for Best Costume Design. It also screened at several international film festivals, securing award nominations along the way, winning the Futurewave Youth Jury Award and Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival.
CinefestOZ is also calling for submissions for the Short Film selection as a part of this year’s Film Program. This short film submission process is an exciting opportunity for Australian filmmakers to showcase their short form productions and offer further film diversity to the festival audience.
Filmmakers wishing to submit a film that is ineligible for the Film Prize may submit in the General Features category, a category open to Australian and Australian co-production feature films.
CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions. Rio Tinto is also a proud Premium Partner. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.
Feature Film and Short Film submissions close Friday, 2 June 2017.
Filmmakers can submit their submission here.