AACTA Inspired

Our Community Screenings span the South West region throughout the festival.These free events are located in accessible venues for locals.

Screened over four days – 29 August to 1 September from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The 2019 Community Screenings Program theme is a celebration of Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) nominated and awarded feature films, showcasing the best cinema Australia has had on offer for the past 10 years.

Screening Venues

Busselton Visitors Centre 17 Foreshore Parade, Busselton

Dunsborough Districts & Country Club 40 Gifford Road, Dunsborough

Bunbury Stirling Centre 22/28 Stephen Street, Bunbury

Margaret River HEART 51 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

Augusta Community Resource Centre 66 Allnut Terrace, Augusta

All community venues are accessible.

Screening Times

Busselton, Dunsborough and Bunbury

Program 1: Thursday 29th August and Saturday 31st August

Program 2: Friday 30th August and Sunday 1st September

Margaret River

Program 1: Thursday 29th August

Program 2: Friday 30th August


Program 2: Friday 30th August

Program 1: Saturday 31st August


Program 1

Monsters Playground

Screening: 10.00 AM

G     I     5 mins

Most kids have a dog- some a cat; fun lovin’ siblings Bro-Bro and Siswa however, are the proud owners of MONSTER! With his rusty & unpredictable magic, the trio set off on a fun adventure.




Screening: 10.05 AM

PG   I   95min

An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

The Dressmaker

Screening: 11.50 AM

  I    119 mins

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.


Screening: 1.55 PM

PG    I    118 mins

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.


Program 2

Ali’s Wedding

Screening: 10.00 AM

M    I    110 mins

After telling a white lie which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive, musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, even though he’s madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

The Sapphires

Screening: 11.55 AM

PG    I    103 mins

It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Beautiful Kate

Screening: 1.55 PM

MA15+    I    100 mins

Long-simmering anger comes bubbling to the surface once again when a man returns home to visit his dying father.

Cinesnaps Short Film Finalist films 2019

Screening:  3.35 PM

Note: Cinesnaps content created by senior students and may not be suitable for children under 15yrs.

The CinefestOZ Community Screenings program is proudly supported by: