CinefestOZ acknowledges the Wardandi and Piblemen 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.
Program Highlight for this year…
In 2021 we look forward to reconnecting with our community. We have reimagined the IndigifestOZ experience with a new event!
Community Day | Saturday 28 August | Busselton Tennis Club
We’ll meet Indigenous filmmakers, enjoy Indigenous short films and appreciate local products from various stall holders – as well as delicious foods. The event is free and will be held at the Busselton Tennis Club.
There will also be an IndigifestOZ Schools experience on Friday 27 August, also at Busselton Tennis Club. AIEOs/schools, please register your interest here. Cinesnaps-IndigifestOZ Schools Program interest.
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.
SATURDAY 28 August
Joining the CinefestOZ Film Festival Calendar this year for the first time ever is our Community Day with IndigifestOZ!
Held at the Busselton Tennis Club, this FREE event is set to fully immerse the local community in the festival week while showcasing the best of indigenous film, food, and products.
Save the date to enjoy an unmissable variety!
10am-2pm – Visit stall holders: Deadly Denim, Undalup Assoc, plus S.W.A.M.S. Food & drink options: coffee from Loveacup, food from Goodie’s Donuts and The Gosling van, plus free cultural food tasters from Undalup Association.
AND experience Virtual Whadjuk – a must see virtual reality short film!
10.00am: Wadan Warangkiny – Ocean Singers choir song of welcome
IndigifestOZ Retrospective Filmmaker – Leah Purcell
Special Guest – Karla Hart, writer/director
10.45am Behind the Scenes: Secrets of Stunts
12.00pm Michael Smith – dance performance and workshop
1.00pm Behind the Scenes: Secrets of Stunts
2.00pm Event ends
2.30pm Lantana screens free at Orana Cinema. Book your seat here
If you are interested in participating in the event as stall holder, please contact Tim on [email protected]
FRIDAY 27 August
Inviting all AIEOs, teachers and principals to immerse students in this excursion opportunity held at the Busselton Tennis Club.
Combined with a film at the cinema makes for a great day out.
Indigenous short film | interactive film activities | Inspiring film guests
Save the date: Friday 27 August 2021!
school groups can book now
Places are limited. If you need more information before you book, please email Tim at [email protected]
In 2020 we needed to do things a little differently, which led to some exciting developments, including the launch of CINEONLINE. As part of this, these IndigifestOZ Experiences were created and can be accessed free by our community and school groups. Enjoy!