CinefestOZ Film Festival (22 – 26 August) will receive submissions for official selection for our 2018 festival until 1 June. Official selection categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions are:
- Film Prize
- General submissions for narrative and documentary feature length films
- Short films
Be part of the ultimate integrated film culture experience at CinefestOZ where we showcase an exciting curation of new Australian films, paired with the region’s celebrated local produce, beverages and hospitality. We’ll look after you . . .
CinefestOZ Film Prize
We are privileged to offer for the fifth year, Australia’s richest film prize of $100,000, awarded for excellence in filmmaking to an Australian feature at the festival. There’s much celebration at the Western Australian premiere screenings of films vying for the Film Prize. In-Conversation events follow at exceptional South West locations, with the winner announced at a gala evening on 25 August. It’s a lot of fun. . .
Who doesn’t love shorts? The short film program is an exciting opportunity for Australian filmmakers to showcase short form productions. The more diverse the better! Short film categories are Australian Open, and WA Filmmakers of the Future (open to those 18 – 25 years of age). Indigenous film makers are encouraged to submit in all film categories.
You’ll love our popular Side Bar program where Short films are screened in wineries, restaurants and bars throughout the South West. Filmmakers, meet your audience!
In 2017, CinefestOZ delighted in presenting more than 200 film and film related events at cinemas, wineries, beachside cafes, cosy small bars, restaurants, theatres, community buildings, and (for those who dabble in spelunking), even a cave. We are a truly diverse and fiercely Australian film festival set in an extraordinary destination everyone should see.
Submissions in all categories are now open and close on Friday 1 June 2018.
Enquiries are welcomed for submissions of new film mediums including augmented and virtual reality. Contact [email protected]
To these fabulous supporters, we value immensely your steadfast partnership:
CinefestOZ is supported by the Western Australian State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program. Rio Tinto is a proud Premium Partner. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.