Just announced! WA Screen Fund expanded to include post-production, digital and visual effects incentive

During an Industry Panel at CinefestOZ, Screenwest announced the State Government Supported Western Australian Screen Fund guidelines are now live on the Screenwest website and will include a rebate incentive of up to twenty percent for post-production, digital and visual effects (PDV) work completed for screen projects within Western Australia.  The WA PDV Rebate is…

CinefestOZ names short film finalists

Press Release: CinefestOZ Film Festival has named the four finalists in the running for the top prize in its inaugural Short Film Competition. For the first time in the festival’s 13-year history, CinefestOZ will champion the country’s best short filmmakers by awarding cash prizes in six categories, including Best Short Film. The finalists in the…

H is for Happiness wins CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  CinefestOZ Film Festival has announced H is for Happiness as this year’s winner of the highly coveted $100,000 Film Prize. H is for Happiness, directed by John Sheedy and produced by Julie Ryan, Tenille Kennedy and Lisa Hoppe,…

CinefestOZ names Festival Ambassadors

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  CinefestOZ Film Festival has named three young WA-trained actors as Ambassadors to this year’s event, to be held over five-days in Australia’s stunning South West. Sophia Forrest, Alex Williams and Travis Jeffery — all graduates of the Western Australian…

CinefestOZ announces stellar Industry Program for 2019 festival 

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Panels on innovation, demand distribution and the future of storytelling, along with headline speakers including Sony Pictures’ Glenn Gainor (pictured) and award-winning director Rachel Ward, are among the highlights of the CinefestOZ Film Festival’s 2019 Industry Program.…

CinefestOZ reveals $100,000 Film Prize finalists

CinefestOZ has revealed the five Australian films that will be in the running for the 2019 $100,000 Film Prize. GO! MIFF@CinefestOZ film H is for Happiness, Hearts and Bones, Judy & Punch andMIFF@CinefestOZ drama Measure for Measure have all been selected to compete for Australia’s biggest film prize, which recognises the best Australian feature film or…

Rachel Ward to chair CinefestOZ 2019 Film Prize Jury

Rachel Ward has been announced as Film Prize Jury Chair for this year’s CinefestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival. The respected director and writer will head the jury that votes on the CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize, which recognises the best Australian feature film in competition at the festival. CinefestOZ Chair Helen Shervington said Ward was…