CinefestOZ acknowledges the Wardandi, Piblemen, and Menang people, the spiritual and cultural custodians of this land on which we live and work. We honour and respect the significant role First Nations people play in our community and in guiding us and allowing our festival to flourish.
Albany Community Screenings
Film for All
Friday 30th April & Saturday 1st May
Our Community Screenings are a series of FREE films presented at the Albany Town Hall! Each year CinefestOZ curates a special set of films to a relevant theme.
This year’s theme is Grounded.
With these tumultuous and uncertain times we’ve experienced, the Community Screenings set is one which can help ground us all. Each film in their own way reminds us what brings us all back to this beautiful earth.
Director: Aaron Peterson
Growing up isn’t easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture. Pressures from his loving, but staunch father, the temptations of city life and the ever present spectre of racism all take their toll. Ultimately Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.
Director: Bruce Beresford
The coolest things to do are the things they say we can’t do. Directed by Bruce Beresford, Australian 80’s classic coming-of-age film Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent girls who have spent the first part of their lives. In a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the “in” crowd who dominate the Greenhill beach.
Director: Mark Grentell
When a bitter rivalry between two neighbours escalates after a bizarre accident, they agree to settle the score with a backyard cricket match.
Director: Nat Young
A companion to Nat Young’s legendary History of Surfing this groundbreaking documentary presents the history of surfing in Australia from its origin in 1915, through its development with wooden boards, the Malibu revolution of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the short board revolution of the ‘70s and into the radical ‘80s. Part parody, part memoir, it is an insightful look at the early days of what has largely become a national pastime.
Each year students are invited to enter the Cinesnaps short film Competition. These are the seven finalist films as chosen by a prestigious Cinesnaps jury for their strong film techniques, storytelling and a clear connection with the theme “Suitcase”.
Albany Town Hall
217 York St,
Albany WA 6330
Please email [email protected] if you wish to attend with 10+ people to ensure seating capacity.