The Butterfly Tree actor Ewen Leslie joins 2017 Film Prize Jury

CinefestOZ Film Festival is pleased to announce Ewen Leslie will join Jury Chair Scott Hicks as part of the 2017 Film Prize Jury panel!

The Film Prize Jury are tasked with picking the Film Prize winner, who will receive $100,000 in prize money. The 2017 films in the running for Australia’s richest film prize are Ali’s Wedding, Australia Day, MIFF@CinefestOZ film Jungle, and Three Summers.

Ewen Leslie is a West Australian actor and WAAPA graduate who has had an extensive career working across film, TV and theatre.

Some of Ewen’s film and TV credits include The Mule, The Railway Man, Sleeping Beauty, Kokoda and Jewboy, for which he received an AFI nomination. Most recently he has starred in The Daughter, The Butterfly Tree, and in series two of Top Of The Lake opposite Nicole Kidman.

Ewen’s theatre credits include Ivanov, Thyestes, The Wild Duck, Hamlet and Richard III. The actor received a Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for his role in Richard III, as well as a Helpmann Award and Sydney Theatre Award for his role in The War of the Roses.

One of Ewen’s latest films, MIFF@CinefestOZ film The Butterfly Tree, will screen at the Margaret River Cultural Centre on August 24.

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