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The two-day program, features presentations, discussion panels and workshops and will focus on learning from respected industry leaders and spotlighting creative successes for future growth.

Industry sessions will be held at the Esplanade Hotel, situated 50m from the iconic Busselton Jetty and stunning foreshore, making it the perfect central hub location during the festival. Join us – in person for inspiring talks, exciting discussions, intense debates, fantastic networking opportunities, and much more.


About the 2023 Industry Program
The Industry Program, has been developed by CinefestOZ in partnership with the recently formed Industry Program Steering Committee and comprises industry leaders Jodie Bell – Producer at Ramu Productions; Tracey Corbin – Matchett – CEO at Bus Stop Films; James Grandison – Producer & Line Producer at Arenamedia; Francesca Hope – Producer & Managing Director at Siamese; Melissa Kelly – Producer and Company Founder at Factor 30 Films; Aidan O’Bryan- CEO at WBMC; Julia Redwood – Managing Director at Prospero Productions and Emma Fletcher – Production Designer.

With their extensive experience, this group guarantees a comprehensive and well-rounded perspective, ensuring the program not only reflects the latest trends and challenges in the industry but also provides a platform for meaningful discussions and valuable insights.

CinefestOZ WIFT Australia Writer’s Retreat

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CinefestOZ Film Festival and WIFT Australia have partnered together again to deliver its highly successful Writers Retreat in the beautiful South West region of Western Australia.

Held over three days, the CinefestOZ WIFT Australia Writers Retreat will provide participants with the space and time they need to make significant progress on a screen project they are currently attached to as the Sole or Lead Writer at any stage of development.

Participants will be receive a free two-day CinefestOZ Industry Program Pass to support their professional development and networking.

Applications will open soon.