Last call for CinefestOZ film entries

Film submissions for the prestigious CinefestOZ Film Prize, General Features and Short Films close on June 2.

Now in its fourth year, the CinefestOZ Film Prize is Australia’s Greatest Film Prize! Filmmakers from across the nation have the opportunity to be selected to screen at the prestigious festival as a Finalist for the chance to win $100,000.

Girl Asleep was announced as the winner of Australia’s greatest film prize of $100,000 at the CinefestOZ 2016 Film Festival. Girl Asleep, directed by Rosemary Myers, written by Matthew Whittet and produced by Jo Dyer. Fellow finalists were Jasper Jones, Spin Out and The Death and Life of Otto Bloom.

There is also the opportunity for Australian films to submit to the General Feature category for consideration to screen in the wider CinefestOZ film program.

Chosen films will be part of CinefestOZ’s exciting program, which features Australian, International, independent, Side Bar and family-friendly offerings.

Have a short film? Enter it into the CinefestOZ Short Film category. Over the years, CinefestOZ has been proud to present a wide variety of Australian short films to our audiences. 2017 will see the return of the short film program, with Side Bar events across the South West region screening the best short films on offer.

CinefestOZ audiences will be shown the final selection of West Australian, Australian and French short films at the crowd-pleasing Side Bars, held at lively locales in Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough, Augusta and Margaret River during the Festival. The short film screenings showcase WA and Australia’s filmmaking talent along interactive discussions with filmmakers.

CinefestOZ will be accepting entries for two categories;

The Filmmakers of the Future category is open to West Australian filmmakers aged 18 to 25. CinefestOZ is proud to support young filmmakers as they work towards a career in filmmaking.

Australian Open category is open to filmmakers across the country, for all short films between 1 and 15 minutes.

Submissions for the CinefestOZ 2017 Film Prize, General Film and Short Film categories close on June 2.

Visit CinefestOZ Film Prize, General Features or Short Films for more information.

The CinefestOZ Film Prize is supported by the Western Australian State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.

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