The screen industry as we know it is changing at a rapid pace. What’s relevant today is old news tomorrow. What’s innovative this month is redundant the next. How do we keep up? And more importantly, how do we stay ahead of the game?

The CinefestOZ Industry Program 2019 has been curated with these thoughts in mind, addressing and providing solutions to the challenges our screen industry is currently and likely to face in the future. Our local, national, and international guests will share their wealth of knowledge and expertise covering a variety of pertinent topics relevant to all sectors of the screen industry, regardless of experience.

Join us for three days of inspiring talks, exciting discussions, intense debates, fantastic networking opportunities, and much more.

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Industry Program Special Guest

Glenn Gainor, President of Sony Innovation Studios and Head of Physical Production at Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group

Glenn Gainor oversees Innovation Studios, a state-of-the-art facility housed in a sound stage on the Sony Pictures Studios lot. Sony Innovation Studios features the latest virtual production technology for film, television, gaming and other platforms across Sony companies and the broader industry.

Gainor is also head of physical production for Screen Gems, a label under the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group umbrella which has been involved with several high-grossing movies such as The Intruder, The Perfect Guy, No Good Deed, Think Like a Man, Friends with Benefits, and Obsessed.

Gainor is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and a contributing member of the Motion Picture & Television’s Funds Next Generation.

Keynote Address by Glenn Gainor: Embracing Technology as an Empowerment Tool
There are many ways filmmakers’ voices can be heard. Gainor will explore how filmmakers can have their stories heard by millions through the use of emerging technologies.
Funding provided by the United States Government

Industry Pass Information

Industry Cinepass

This is your triple A experience for everything Industry. The pass includes automatic entry to all our sessions; networking events; access to resources and meeting rooms to facilitate business activities; and an exclusive invitation to our VIP Industry Drinks.
Purchase here.

Industry Student Cinepass

Our student pass offers our burgeoning talent all the benefits of purchasing an industry pass for a student-friendly price tag. As part of the experience, you’ll also receive a free ticket to the Filmmakers of the Future Screening
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Industry Day Passes

Can’t make it to the full program? No problem – our day passes allow you to attend all the sessions held on any given day.
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Industry Cinepass Thursday
Industry Cinepass Friday
Industry Cinepass Saturday

Planning Your Visit

The CinefestOZ Industry Program 2019 will be held in the City of Busselton, Western Australia. Interstate and international flights to Perth Airport operate on a daily basis. Busselton is a 3-hour drive from the airport which offers a great selection of hire car options.

The city of Busselton has a range of accommodation options which we strongly encourage you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Our Industry Program Partners are Private Properties, where you can find a range of homes to stay during your visit to the festival, or when filming on location in the South West. Find your perfect property down south at