And Australia’s richest film prize is offered again!

CinefestOZ Film Festival (26 – 30 August) is accepting film submissions for the 2020 festival.

Official Selection categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions are:

Filmmakers are encouraged to read the Online Submissions Forms and Entry Rules and Regulations before submitting.

Submissions in all categories are now open and close on Monday 1 June 2020.

CinefestOZ film festival will be held in the iconic Margaret River tourism region and throughout Western Australia’s South West.  It provides the ultimate integrated film culture experience by showcasing an exciting curation of new Australian films, paired with the region’s celebrated local produce, beverages and hospitality.

Australia’s richest film prize of $100,000 is made possible with support from the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program. It was established in 2014 to encourage excellence in Australian filmmaking, support the nation’s vibrant film industry and attract new audiences to Australian film.

Festival highlights include celebratory Western Australian premiere screenings of films vying for the Film Prize, followed by In-Conversation events at exceptional South West locations, with the winner announced at a gala evening on 29 August.

The short film program is an exciting opportunity for Australian filmmakers to showcase their short form productions and offer further diversity to the festival audience. Short film categories are Australian Open and WA Filmmakers of the Future (open to those 18 – 25 years of age).

Indigenous filmmakers are encouraged to submit in all film categories.

Short films are screened at CinefestOZ as a part of its popular Short Film event program held in wineries, restaurants and bars throughout the South West, offering opportunities for filmmakers to interact with their audience.

In 2019, CinefestOZ presented more than 200 film and film related events at cinemas, wineries, beachside cafes, cosy small bars, restaurants, theatres, and community buildings, making it a truly diverse and very Australian destination film festival.

Enquiries are welcomed for submissions of new film mediums, including augmented and virtual reality. Contact [email protected]

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.