CinefestOZ acknowledges the Wardandi, Piblemen, Menang and Yawuru 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.
Founded by Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings, CAUSEWAY FILMS launched in 2014 with globally acclaimed THE BABADOOK which premiered at Sundance and producing Jennifer Kent’s follow up feature THE NIGHTINGALE (Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival 2019). Causeway credits include Australia’s first Netflix Original CARGO, starring Martin Freeman, which premiered at Tribeca. In 2019, BUOYANCY premiered at the Berlinale and was Australia’s submission for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Academy Awards®. Causeway’s features have won awards at Venice, Berlinale, New York Film Critics Circle, to name a few, and numerous Australian Academy Awards (AACTAs). In 2020/21 Causeway completed principal photography on four features, including YOU WON’T BE ALONE by Goran Stolevski (Sundance 2022, distributed by Focus Features) and his follow up feature OF AN AGE, South African domestic psychological horror GOOD MADAM by Jenna Cato Bass (TIFF 2021, Shudder release in 2022) and BLAZE by dual Archibald-winning visual artist Del Kathryn Barton, starring Simon Baker.