Submissions are now open for the 2023 Festival

Submissions are open from November 2022 until 1st of June 2023. Filmmakers will be notified as to the outcome of their submission in early July 2023.

The CinefestOZ Film Prize is Australia’s Largest Film Prize and awarded to an Australian feature film displaying excellence in the craft of filmmaking.

The CinefestOZ Short Film Competition will be awarded to Australian Shorts for excellence in filmmaking, during the CinefestOZ Film Festival, held August 29th to 3rd of September 2023 in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.

Submissions for official selection and short film for the 2023 festival were invited to enter in the categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions:

Indigenous films are encouraged to enter all appropriate categories.

Now with multiple festivals across Western Australia – submission into CinefestOZ Official Selection and Short Film Categories will be considered for multiple festivals from April to November.

The Festival’s Film program returns in 2023. The program offers an exciting opportunity for Australian filmmakers to showcase their shorts and offer further diversity to the festival audience.

The final selection of Western Australian, Australian and French Short and feature length films will be screened at CinefestOZ as a part of its popular program. Feature and Short Film Set screenings showcase filmmaking talent through events with interactive filmmaker Q&As in Busselton, Dunsborough, Bunbury, Margaret River and Augusta.

Rio Tinto is a proud Premium and Community Partner of CinefestOZ. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Tourism WA, Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.

Please download the submission documentation for all categories on each relevant page. Please ensure you read the Rules and Regulations for each category thoroughly before signing and submitting the Entrant Declaration under the submission form.