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.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land we live and work on and pay our respect to the Elders past, present and future.
IN 2022… Fun times were had at the Community Day with IndigifestOZ events – across both Bunbury and Busselton in August PLUS CinefestOZ Broome in November. In each location, audiences immersed themselves in a range of First Nations creativity, including visual storytelling, dance and live music, whilst visiting market stalls with Aboriginal products for sale. Of course they also got to chat with Indigenous filmmakers and watch some fabulous short films – all free!
Stay tuned for Community Days in 2023, including: Kinjarling Koort – April in Albany, and Bunbury and Busselton Community Days in August AND Broome in late October 2023.
If you’d like to be a stallholder at future CinefestOZ Community events, please register here:Stallholder application 2023
IndigifestOZ showcases quality Indigenous film works and engages film-goers through a combination of Feature Films in General Screenings, Short Film events and in the free Community Screenings. In promoting Aboriginal film works, new audiences develop, as does an increased awareness and understanding of culture and appreciation of Aboriginal talent.
Together with the Cinesnaps Schools Program, IndigifestOZ also offers school incursions and excursions, including engagement with established and emerging Indigenous filmmakers.
The IndigifestOZ Schools day, one of our Cinesnaps excursion days will be held on Friday 26 August at Origins Market. AIEOs/schools, please register your interest here for 2022. Cinesnaps-IndigifestOZ Schools Program interest.
We’ve recently added some exciting content to our dynamic new platform, CINEONLINE. As part of this, these IndigifestOZ Experiences were created and can be accessed free by our community and school groups. Enjoy!