Submissions are closed for the 2020 festival. Submissions will open in February 2021 for next years festival. 

Filmmakers who have submitted will be notified of the outcome in approximately mid to late July 2020.

The CinefestOZ Short Film Competition will be awarded to Australian Shorts for excellence in filmmaking, during the CinefestOZ Film Festival, held 24 – 30 August 2020 in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.

Submissions for official selection and short film for the 2020 festival are invited in the categories for Australian films and Australian co-productions:

  • Official Selection Submission   – for narrative and documentary feature length films
  • Short Film Submission
  • XR/VR – Expression of Interest

Indigenous films are encouraged to enter all appropriate categories.

The Festival’s Short Film program returns in 2020. 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 Short Film Set program. Short Film Set 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 and Community Partner. 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.