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.
Directors Spotlight with Zak Hilditch
2013 Zac’s first funded feature These Final Hours premiered
at the Melbourne International Film Festival, (and screened at
CinefestOZ) picking up The Age critics’ prize for best film. The
film later had its international premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight
section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He has since made
two films for Netflix; an adaptation of the Stephen King novella
1922 and more recently Rattlesnake. Zak is represented by
Thruline and WME in the US.