Jirga takes out the CinefestOZ 2018 Film Prize

Jirga, directed by Benjamin Gilmour and produced by John Maynard, has been named the winner of the 2018 CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize, Australia’s greatest film prize.  Both Benjamin Gilmour and John Maynard were presented with the film prize on Saturday night as part of CinefestOZ’s dazzling Gala Night celebrations in Busselton, in the South West…

Q&A tour dates announced for Benjamin Gilmour’s Jirga

Australian Q&A dates have been announced for Benjamin Gilmour’s Jirga ahead of a limited national release on September 27. Jirga, the new film from award-winning filmmaker, author and paramedic Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion, Paramedico) has also been selected to make its International Premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in the section dedicated…

Interview: Dylan River

Cinema Australia Original Content: Endurance, strength, determination, success, broken bones, mechanical destruction, battered egos and death. This is the Finke Desert Race – one of the world’s most difficult off-road courses which runs from Alice Springs to Aputula in the Northern Territory. It’s also the focus of a new documentary, Finke: There and Back, directed by motorbike…

CinefestOZ Industry Program shines spotlight on Australian filmmaking

CinefestOZ, in partnership with Australia’s leading film industry groups, will present an exciting industry development program in Busselton, Western Australia, as part of the CinefestOZ Film Festival 22-26 August. A significant line-up of presenting Australian film professionals, led by Zareh Nalbandian, co-founder of Animal Logic, the team that created the The LEGO® Ninjago and The…

Australian premiere announced for LGBTQ short Papercut at CinefestOZ

Damien Overton’s Papercut will have its Australian premiere at CinefestOZ before screening at the Noosa International Film Festival in October. Written and directed by Overton, Papercut tells the story of two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony, as they fight both expectation and each other in the back seat…

Trailer of the Day: 5 Days – The Beginning

Written, Directed and Produced by Vikas Kumar Starring Josh Hayes, Abigayle Jayne-Martin, Pedrê Swanepoel, Chloe Destiny Gileno, Vikas Kumar, Sarah Jatwani, Paarth Jatwani, Pooja Jatwani, Shane Sinclair, Yusuf Mohammed, Andrew Lee and Frank Otis Something weird is happening to people in a small Australian town. What is it? Why is it happening? How will they…