Submissions have now closed for the 12th CinefestOZ Film Festival and Australia’s Greatest Film Prize.

The $100,000 Film Prize will be awarded to an Australian feature film for excellence in filmmaking, during the CinefestOZ Film Festival, held 28th August-1st September 2019 in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.

Shortlisted films vying for the Film Prize will premiere in Western Australia at CinefestOZ Film Festival.

Submissions for official selection and short film for the 2019 festival were invited in the categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions:

  • Film Prize
  • Official Selection – for narrative and documentary feature length films
  • Short Film

Indigenous films are encouraged to enter all appropriate categories.

The Festival’s Short Film program returns in 2019. The program offers an exciting opportunity for Australian filmmakers to showcase their shorts and offer further diversity to the festival audience.

The final selection of Western Australian, Australian and French Short films will be screened at CinefestOZ as a part of its popular Side Bar program. Side Bar screenings showcase filmmaking talent through events with interactive filmmaker Q&As in Busselton, Dunsborough, Bunbury Margaret River and Augusta.

CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program. Rio Tinto is also a proud Premium Partner. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.

Please see below for all submission documentation for all categories. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions for each category thoroughly before signing and submitting the Entrant Declaration under the submission form.

Feature Film and Short Film submissions closed Monday, 3 June 2019.