Last call for 2017 film submissions

There’s less than a month to go before film submissions for the 2017 CinefestOZ Film Festival Film Prize, General Features and Short Films close.

Now in its fourth year, the CinefestOZ Film Prize is Australia’s Greatest Film Prize! Filmmakers from across the nation can enter the competition, which sees finalist films not only screen at this prestigious festival, but also go in the running to win $100,000.

Girl Asleep (pictured above)directed by Rosemary Myers, was announced as the winner of CinefestOZ 2016 Film Festival’s Film Prize. Fellow finalists were Jasper JonesSpin Out and The Death and Life of Otto Bloom.

Along with the Film Prize category, Australian filmmakers also have the opportunity to submit their films to the General Feature category. Chosen films will be part of CinefestOZ’s wider film program, which features Australian, International, independent, Side Bar and family-friendly offerings.

Have a short film? Enter it into the CinefestOZ Short Film category. Over the years, CinefestOZ has been proud to present a wide variety of Australian short films to our audiences. 2017 will see the return of the short film program, with Side Bar events across the South West region screening the best short films on offer.

CinefestOZ audiences will be shown the final selection of West Australian and Australian short films at the crowd-pleasing Side Bars, held at lively locales in Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough, Augusta and Margaret River.

CinefestOZ will be accepting entries for two categories;

The Filmmakers of the Future category is open to West Australian filmmakers aged 18 to 25. CinefestOZ is proud to support young filmmakers as they work towards a career in filmmaking.

Australian Open category is open to filmmakers across the country, for all short films between 1 and 15 minutes.

Submissions for the CinefestOZ 2017 Film Prize, General Features and Short Film Categories close on June 2.

Visit CinefestOZ Film Prize, General Features or Short Films for more information.

The CinefestOZ Film Prize is supported by the Western Australian State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions. The Festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.