Submissions are now closed for the 2021 Festival.

Submissions closed on the 1st of June 2021. Filmmakers will be notified as to the outcome of their submission in early July.

The CinefestOZ Film Prize is Australia’s Largest Film Prize and awarded to an Australian feature film displaying excellence in the craft of filmmaking.

The CinefestOZ Short Film Competition will be awarded to Australian Shorts for excellence in filmmaking, during the CinefestOZ Film Festival, held 25 – 30 August 2021 in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.

Submissions for official selection and short film for the 2021 festival were invited to enter in the categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions:

Indigenous films are encouraged to enter all appropriate categories.

The Festival’s Film program returns in 2021. 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 and feature length films will be screened at CinefestOZ as a part of its popular program. Feature and Short Film Set screenings showcase filmmaking talent through events with interactive filmmaker Q&As in Busselton, Dunsborough, Bunbury Margaret River and Augusta.

Rio Tinto is a proud Premium and Community Partner of CinefestOZ. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.

See below for all submission documentation for all categories. Please ensure you read the Rules and Regulations for each category thoroughly before signing and submitting the Entrant Declaration under the submission form.