CinefestOZ premieres Australian feature films and special events in cinemas and picturesque venues in Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River in Western Australia’s beautiful South West.

A feast for the senses and an unforgettable six-day getaway.

CinefestOZ has consolidated its position as the premiere destination film festival in Australia with record numbers of high calibre film guests and a sensational line-up of new Australian films.

A unique aspect of the festival is the $100,000 annual Film Prize, $100,000- the largest film prize dedicated to Australian feature films.

Awarded by a high- profile Jury of Industry experts, the prestigious Film Prize acknowledges excellence in the art of filmmaking from an Australian feature film. 

Now in its 16th year, the festival will once again captivate the South West with an exciting line-up of World and WA premieres, In Conversation dining events and Short Film Sets, along with its free Community Days, Cinesnaps School Program and Industry Program. 

CinefestOZ thanks Premium Partners Rio Tinto, Screenwest and Lotterywest and the City of Busselton. The festival acknowledges its strong support from Lotterywest and Screen Australia.

We welcome you to stay in touch by subscribing to our Festival Newsletter, where you can keep track of exciting announcements in the lead up to the Festival Week 29 August – 3 September 2023.

As a production of Geographe French Australian Festivals Incorporated, the CinefestOZ film festival is a not for profit event, produced by its Board of Directors.

CinefestOZ, along with other not-for-profits, receives funding from government, corporate and philanthropic as well as in-kind and volunteer support.

Rio Tinto has supported CinefestOZ and its wider community program for more than a decade, driven by mutual shared values and a genuine desire to improve lives in regional WA.

CinefestOZ is working with Rio Tinto to help contribute to improved reconciliation and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.