Industry Program

Welcome to CinefestOZ Film Festival’s Industry Program! 

Over the last five years CinefestOZ key focuses have been on filmmaker professional development and networking, nurturing the film industry in WA and bringing production to the South West Region, through its clear charms and attraction for filmmaking. Our Industry Program fulfils your festival experience and presents you with new ideas and opportunities. 

The program consists of a variety of panel discussions, workshops, screenings, networking opportunities and in conversations. It strives to bring conversations of innovation, new technology, diversity, equality and industry issues to the forefront of the national and international film industry. 

The industry and regional impact of the program has been significant. As a direct consequence, seven films have been made in the South West Region as well as countless other WA productions over the past five years and at least a further seven are in development or pre-production at the present time. 

Download the 2018 Industry Program

Industry Partners


The Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) works to promote excellence in screen direction, encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry, and provide professional support for its members. ADG presented in 2018 the  “ADG Directors Chair” and the “ADG Directors Intensive” program.


AFTRS’ purpose is to find and empower Australiantalent to shape and share their stories with the world by deliveringindustry-relevant and future-focused education, research and training. We seek to be the reference point for innovation in screen, sound, and story-making, globally.


The Australian Writers’ Guild is theprofessional association representing writers for stage, screen, radio andonline and has protected and promoted their creative and professional interestsfor more than 50 years.

Demand Film

Demand Film is the only truly global event cinema platform. The company currently has access to over 20,000 screens in 2,400 cinemas in 7 countries.

Film Finances Australasia

FFA is the market leader in the provision to film financiers of completion guarantees/bonds, for the film, television and transmedia industries in Australia and in other countries around the world. Film Finances Australia is a sponsor of CinefestOZ Film Festival Industry Program.

Morrissey Management

Morrissey Management represents some of Australia’s mostextraordinary talent.


National IndigenousTelevision (NITV) is a channel made by, for and about Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander people.


Sandbox specialises in crafting television commercials, cinema ads, corporate videos, radio adverts, web videos and so much more. Sandbox is a sponsor of CinefestOZ Film Festival Industry Program.


SBS television, radio and online services broadcast in more languages than any other network in the world. 7 million Australians turn to us each week.

Screen Australia

Screen Australia is the Federal Government’s key funding body for the Australian screen production industry. Screenwest is a sponsor of CinefestOZ Film Festival and Industry Program.


Screenwest is WesternAustralia’s screen funding and development agency, committed to working in partnership with the screen industry. Screenwest is a sponsor of CinefestOZ Film Festival and Industry Program. Screenwest presented “Market Update – China” and “Global WA”.

Scripted Ink

Scripted Ink is an innoative, not for profit organisation that aims to shape, build and invest in the Australian screen industry by creating new ways for script development.


Screen ProducersAustralia unites screen businesses to campaign for a healthy commercial environment.

SURA Film & Entertainment

SURA Film and Entertainment is a specialist film, television and entertainment underwriting agency dedicated to crafting purpose built insurance cover that puts brokers and clients centre stage. SURA Film & Entertainment is a sponsor of CinefestOZ Film Festival Industry Program.


Women in Film & Television WA is a non-profit organisation encouraging the development and support of women in the screen industries in Western Australia.