Against a national field of incredible finalists, CinefestOZ was awarded silver in the Festival and Events category of the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Ceremony attended by more than 800 tourism industry representatives from across the country in Launceston on Friday.

Chair Helen Shervington and CEO Malinda Nixon attended the evening and accepted the award on behalf of the Board, staff, volunteers and many wonderful partners.

“CinefestOZ was grateful to receive the silver award and we dedicate it to our incredible Movie Crew, Board, team, long-standing partners, our audience, the film industry, and everyone who contributes to our success,” Malinda said.

The Western Australian Government through Tourism WA’s regional events program is our Presenting partner. Premium partners are Rio Tinto, City of Busselton, Screenwest, The West Australian.

Come see us this year 28 August to 1 September this year – and filmmakers, you have until 3 June to submit your films!

Photo: Busselton Mayor Grant Henley with  CinefestOZ CEO Malinda Nixon, Busselton Jetty Chair Jenny Sheehan, CinefestOZ Chair Helen Shervington and Busselton Jetty CEO Lisa Shreeve at the national awards night.