Dunsborough and Busselton

Wednesday 24th August to Sunday 28th August 2022

Wednesday 24th August

Morning: Drive to Busselton and stop off at Bunbury Farmers Market for coffee, casual lunch, some fresh food supplies and snacks for the week ahead

Afternoon: Choose an Adventure, Arts or Food & Wine Experience in the surrounding areas of Busselton allowing sufficient driving time between locations.


  • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse tour and coastal drive Eagle Bay, Meelup and Dunsborough

Arts:  Visit local art galleries, ceramic studios and/or artisan jeweller

  • Yallingup Galleries,
  • The Studio Gallery,
  • Gunyulgup Galleries,
  • John Miller Design, Yallingup
  • Happs Pottery,

Food & Wine: Book ahead for a memorable food experience and winery visit

  • Shelter Brewing Co
  • Esplanade Restaurant
  • The Farm House Restaurant,
  • Wise Winery Restaurant & Cellar Door
  • Flame Tree Wines Cellar Door
  • Frui Momento Restaurant
Itinerary For Cinefestoz Film Prize Experience Cinepass 1

Image: Shelter Brewing Co.

5.30pm: CinefestOz Busselton Opening Night Screening & Party – ‘Seriously Red’ (180 mins Comedy), Orana Cinemas, Busselton followed by after party at the Origins Market

Busselton rolls out the red carpet for Opening Night and the first screening of a finalist Seriously Red for the CinefestOZ Film Prize. See the film’s makers and talent walk the red carpet, along with the high-profile Jury.

5.30pm Arrival at Orana Cinemas for some red carpet action, enjoy a welcome drink and the red carpet

6:20pm Take your seats for the film screening

8:30pm onwards enjoy the after party at the Origins Market

About ‘Seriously Red’

In this rowdy and rambunctious musical dramedy, Red (Krew Boylan) is at a crossroads in her life. A vivacious and hilarious redhaired woman grappling with high expectations and low selfesteem, she pours herself a cup of ambition and trades her 9 to 5 career in real estate for a life under the spotlight as a Dolly Parton impersonator. After misreading her work party’s dress code, Red tumbles outta bed into a new world of tribute artists and impersonators in her wild and messy journey that includes romancing a Kenny Rogers impersonator. Red has to lose herself in order to find herself. As Dolly Parton says, “Be yourself because, everyone else is taken”.                                     

After you enjoy the screening, party on at Origins Market where you can enjoy delicious local food, and partake in a variety of drinks on offer at the cash bar.

Thursday 25th August 

Morning stroll along Busselton Jetty followed by Breakfast at one of our favourites; 

  • Tonic By The Bay
  • Albertas @albertas_busselton
  • Bistro Breton
  • The Good Egg
  • Hummingbird Café

10am: CinefestOZ General Screening Option – ‘Audrey Napanangka’ (81 mins documentary Indigenous’, Orana Cinemas, Busselton

(allow 30 minutes travel time to ‘In Conversation’ lunch at Rustico from Busselton) 

12noon: ‘Seriously Red In Conversation’ lunch at Rustico @ Hay Shed Hill 

Join filmmakers and the attending cast of CinefestOZ Film Prize finalist, Seriously Red. Learn about the film, which hosts its Western Australian Premiere at CinefestOZ the previous night. You’ll discover behind the scenes stories of the production process and inspirations.

Enjoy a delicious long-table lunch with friends featuring gourmet, seasonal produce alongside some fabulous Rustico at Hay Shed Hill refreshments. Sip a glass of Forester wine on arrival and sit back to enjoy the insights from film guests while diving into a 3 course shared tapas style menu. Located in the heart of the Wilyabrup Valley, Rustico at Hay Shed Hill overlooks sweeping vineyards and is home to a relaxed and generous space, perfect for an In Conversation paired with incredible Margaret River region wine.

Itinerary For Cinefestoz Film Prize Experience Cinepass 2

Image: Rustico (Photo by Court McAllister)

After lunch activity:  Visit Margaret River Chocolate Factory OR drive back to Busselton to catch a CinefestOZ General Screening Option 

  • 2.30pm: CinefestOZ General Screening Option -‘Gloriavale  (89 mins documentary) Screening & Filmmaker Q&A, Orana Cinemas, Busselton

5.30pm:  Film Prize Premier Screening and Function ‘Of An Age MIFF@CinefestOZ’, Orana Cinemas, Busselton followed by after party at Tonic By The Bay

Doors open 5.00pm

After watching the filmmakers and talent shine on the red carpet at Orana Cinemas, enjoy the Premiere screening, of Of An Age MIFF@CinefestOZ.

After the screening, head to a post screening function at Tonic By The Bay to experience the shared achievements of the team responsible for the film. Could this be the film that takes home the Prize

About ‘Of An Age MIFF@CinefestOZ’ (120 mins Drama)

Of An Age unfolds over the Summer of 1999, where an unexpected romance flourishes between a seventeen year old Serbian ballroom dancer and his best friend’s older brother. Fast forward to a decade later where the duo meet for a bittersweet reunion. Written and directed by Goran Stolevski, the cast is made up of Elias Anton, Thom Green and Hattie Hook. 

Friday 26th August

Breakfast experience at one of our recommended local favourites; 

  • Tonic By The Bay
  • Albertas @albertas_busselton
  • Bistro Breton
  • The Good Egg
  • Hummingbird Café

10am: Gallery or Winery Cellar Door visit ahead of or after ‘In Conversation’ lunch

12noon‘Of An Age MIFF@CinefestOZ In Conversation’ lunch at Cullen Wines 

Join the discussion and captivating conversations about Of an Age MIFF@CinefestOZ, Film Prize finalist. Taking the incredible diverse story-telling of Of an Age MIFF@CinefestOZ, this In Conversation event will centre around championing diverse stories from industry professionals. It is a rare pleasure to learn about the making of film, enhanced by an exquisite lunch surrounded by the Vineyards at Culllens Winery in the heart of Wilyabrup. 

After lunch activity: Drive along Caves Road and visit world class wineries, galleries OR drive back to Busselton to catch a CinefestOZ General Screening Option 

3pm: General Screening Option – ‘Everybody’s Oma’ (93 mins documentary) Screening and Filmmaker Q&A, Orana Cinemas, Busselton

5.45pm:  Film Prize Premier Screening and Function ‘Sweet As MIFF@CinefestOZ’ (120 mins Drama), Orana Cinemas, Busselton followed by after party at Hally’s. 

Doors open from 5.15pm.

About ‘Sweet As MIFF@CinefestOZ’  – Film Prize Finalist
This heartwarming film follows 16 year old Murra who is on the verge of breaking down. However, a transformative bus trip through the Pilbara leads the formation of teen friendships, first crushes and self exploration. WA Indigenous Writer and Director Jub Clerc brings this story to life with cast members Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Tasma Walton, Mark Coles-Smith and Ngaire Pigram. 

Celebrate the film’s successes with delicious canapes and drinks with the rest of crew at later in the evening.

8.15pm: Film Prize Premier Screening and Function ‘Transfusion’(120 mins Crime Drama),  Orana Cinemas, Busselton followed by after party at Hally’s.

Doors open from 8.00pm

About ‘Transfusion’ – CinefestOZ Film Prize Finalist 
This Film Prize Finalist follows a former soldier who, after the loss of his wife is thrust into the criminal underworld to prevent his son from being taken from him. Writer and Director Matt Nable also takes a role on screen, along with stars Sam Worthington and Phoebe Tonkin. 

Follow up the screening with a get together at the festive Friday venue of Hally’s with canapes and drinks to round up an evening of spectacular screenings.

Saturday 27th August 

8.30am‘Transfusion In Conversation’ Breakfast at Shelter Brewing Co, Busselton

Watch the bay and enjoy a delicious breakfast and a reviving coffee while you immerse yourself in the filmmaking of Transfusion, the Film Prize finalist premiere which screened the previous evening.

 ‘In Conversations’ are a terrific way to participate, share thoughts and be part of the discussion about the previous night’s screening, as well as to savour the tastes and locations unique to the South West region.

Bus transport is included from Orana Cinemas

12noon: ‘Sweet As MIFF@CinefestOz In Conversation’ lunch at Yarri Bar & Restaurant, Dunsborough 

Be front and centre to hear from the filmmakers and the attending cast of Sweet As MIFF@CinefestOZ, screened the previous evening, for an afternoon of entertaining conversations about the film.

Yarri, honours nature, seasonality and our region.  Prepare for a delicious, contemporary, cocktail-style lunch offering substantial canapes, combined feasting plates and dessert, with a welcome beverage on arrival. Drinks, including award-winning beers, are available for separate purchase.  

Relax and enjoy the afternoon being entertained by local musicians in this acclaimed venue..

Bus transport is included from Orana Cinemas.

After lunch activity: Shopping in Dunsborough  OR drive back to Busselton to rest ahead of the Gala Night OR catch a CinefestOZ General Screening Option 

2.15pm General Screening Option – ‘Great White’ (91 mins Drama thriller), Screening and Filmmaker Q&A, Orana Cinemas Busselton

2.45pm: General Screening Option – ‘The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay’ (85 mins Young Adult) Screening & Filmmaker Q&A, Orana Cinemas Busselton

5.30pm:  CinefestOZ Gala Night – Screen Legend and CinefestOZ Film Prize, Orana Cinemas, Busselton

Doors open 5.30pm

Gala Night offers the glamour, drama and spectacle you would expect from this award-winning festival’s premium evening event. It combines red carpet action and interviews, the cream of Australia’s filmmaking talent on stage, a sample of our best Australian film shorts, the awarding of a high profile Screen Legend and, as a highlight of the night, the awarding of the highly coveted $100,000 CinefestOZ Film Prize.

The finalist filmmakers are in the cinema, along with all the VIP guests and audiences for this very moment.

5.30pm Your evening begins with an option to walk the red carpet yourself in your finest.

6.00pm Screening of a selection of Australian Short Films

7.00pm At interval, enjoy a light meal and the VIP red carpet.

7.30pm Awards

Action from the crimson rug is streamed live into the cinemas as the stars of Australian filmmaking gather at Orana Cinemas. Be there to hear from some of the incredible talent in Western Australia.

Afterwards, roll on down to our after party venue for the finale of after parties – open for more food, wine and spectacular entertainment. Take in the atmosphere, generous canapés and the region’s best beverages. Buses available for transport from Orana Cinemas to after party venue post screening.

Sunday 28th August

Breakfast at one of our recommended local favourites 

  • Tonic By The Bay
  • Albertas @albertas_busselton
  • Bistro Breton
  • The Good Egg
  • Hummingbird Café

Choose any of the recommended activities from the previous days mixed with fulfilling your remaining CinefestOZ General Screening Options below. 

10am: General Screening Options, Orana Cinemas, Busselton

  • ‘Bosch & Rockit’ (107 mins drama) OR 
  • Embrace Kids’ (79 mins documentary)

Lunch at one of our recommended local favourites or head further south for an afternoon’s winery restaurant  or brewery experience 

2pm or 2.15pm: General Screening Option , Orana Cinemas, Busselton

  • ‘Blaze’ (101 mins drama thriller) at 2pm OR 
  • ‘Greenhouse by Joost’ (85 mins documentary feature) at 2.15pm 

4pm: General Screening Option – ‘Evicted A Modern Romance’ (115 mins Comedy, Adventure Romance, LGBTIQ+) Screening and Filmmaker Q&A, Orana Cinemas, Busselton

6.30pm: General Screening Option – ‘6 Festivals’ (84 mins drama), Orana Cinemas, Busselton

Dinner at one of our recommended local favourites;

  • Esplanande
  • Shelter Brewing Co


  • Esplanade Hotel Busselton
  • Private Properties
  • Aqua resort Busselton
  • The Ship Inn Busselton
  • Geographe Cove Resort https
  • Abbey Beach Resort
  • Busselton Motel enter promotion code: CINE22 for a 12% discount during CineFestOZ 
  • Busselton Villas enter promotion code: CINE22 for a 12% discount during CinefestOZ
  • – enter promotion code: CINEFESTOZ for 10% discount. Offer is valid for Smiths Beach online reservations between the 19-31 August 2022 only.