We are on the lookout for passionate and enthusiastic people from across the South West to join this year’s Movie Crew and help bring the festivities to life.
Proudly supported by our community partner Rio Tinto, the Movie Crew program is an integral part of the festival, with hundreds of volunteers tackling a variety of roles.
Rio Tinto general manager Greater Hope Downs Operations Gaby Poirier said the Movie Crew presented a great opportunity for locals to get behind-the-scenes, gain experience in a range of fields, and contribute to Australia’s biggest destination film festival.
“We are proud to have a great volunteering culture at Rio Tinto, and supporting the Movie Crew initiative enables us to further promote volunteering in the communities where many of our FIFO employees live, including their friends and families,” he said.
Last year, more than 300 volunteers from Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta took part in a range of events right across the region. Opportunities for CinefestOZ Movie Crew include:
- Film hosts at Screenings and Side Bars
- Event crew
- Festival promotion
- Usher and Cinema presentation
- Bar attendants
- Hospitality crew
- VIP hosts and drivers
All volunteers will receive a Movie Crew polo shirt, access to at least one general screening and it’s after-party, and are awarded a coveted Movie Crew gold star. CinefestOZ chief executive Malinda Nixon praised the commitment and professionalism of the Movie Crew – particularly those returning year after year, wearing their gold stars with pride.
“The gold star badges are worn with pride by our returning Movie Crew, some of whom have been with the festival for many years – the sparkling stars reflecting their efforts,” she said.
CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions. Rio Tinto is a proud Premium Partner of CinefestOZ. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest – Western Australia’s screen funding and development agency.