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…

The Naked Wanderer to make its world premiere at CinefestOZ 2019

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  The Naked Wanderer will make its world premiere at a star-studded red-carpet event at this year’s CinefestOZ. In a major coup for the festival, the WA-made film about a man who treks the WA coastline – mostly…

Last call for CinefestOZ 2019 film submissions

The deadline is approaching for submissions for the 2019 CinefestOZ Film Festival. Filmmakers have until Monday June 3 to submit their films for official selection at CinefestOZ Film Festival (28 August – 1 September). Official selection categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions are Film Prize ($100,000 award), General submissions for narrative and documentary feature length films, Short…

Unmissable filmmaking masterclass for students in WA’s South West

Western Australia CinefestOZ will host a filmmaking masterclass for 15-18 year olds planning to enter this year’s Cinesnaps Short Film Competition and are encouraging aspiring filmmakers, keen YouTubers, and passionate Vloggers to get on board. This masterclass will be presented by experienced filmmaker Jodie Bell – a First Nations descendant of Butchella and Jagera people of Southeast…

Australia’s richest film prize is open for submissions!

CinefestOZ Film Festival (28 August – 1 September) is accepting submissions for the 2019 festival. Official selection categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions are Film Prize, General submissions for narrative and documentary feature length films, Short films and VR. CinefestOZ film festival will be held in the iconic Margaret River tourism region and throughout Western Australia’s South West. It…