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Headquartered in Busselton, CinefestOZ extends to Margaret River and Bunbury for extension premieres, additional screenings and a unique Schools Program.

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22nd August 2013. CinéfestOZ red carpet rolls to Bunbury and Perth film Premieres in Busselton



22nd August 2013. CinéfestOZ red carpet rolls to Bunbury and Perth film Premieres in Busselton


Day two of CinefestOZ will kick off with some punch with major red carpet and Premiere events in both of the regions cities. One of Australia’s fastest growing film festivals CinéfestOZ will extend its red carpet into Bunbury tonight for the first time, with the WA Premiere of the Mystery Road supported by cast and crew.

The WA Premiere of MIFF@CINEFESTOZ These Final Hours will also attract strong interest with the WA Film industry who will be lining up to see Zak Hilditch’s latest highly acclaimed film.

The Bunbury Premiere will begin with a community red carpet event which will give everyone the opportunity to chat to the stars and filmmakers of Mystery Road including Jack Thompson, David Field (Chopper, 2 Hands) and Roy Billing (Narnia, Rabbit Proof Fence).

Australian Producer David Jowsey will present the gripping thriller Mystery Road to the audience and answer a Q and A session following the film.

“CinefestOZ is thrilled to be here in Bunbury for the first time, tonight’s event is bound to be a great success, given the great energy and enthusiasm the City of Bunbury have illustrated in supporting this unique film event.

There will be a buzz in Busselton with the anticipation amongst local film lovers for the screening of the MIFF@CinefestOZ film, These Final Hours, a film shot in Perth in 2012 by local Director Zak Hilditch. It is his debut feature film and it has impressively just received The Age Critic’s Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

Director Zak Hilditch (The Actress, Plum Role and The Toll, Transmission) was already recognised as a Director to watch - having won the Young Filmmaker of the Year at the 2006 WA Screen Awards and was shortlisted for the Inside Film Rising Talent Award.

These Final Hours is a presentation of the Melbourne International Film Festival MIFF Premiere Fund at CinèfestOZ.

Screenwest CEO Ian Booth will introduce Hilditch at this event and Zak and Producer Liz Kearney will answer a Q and A session following the film.

Chair of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Claire Dobbin and Mark Woods, from MIFF Premiere Fund as well as the CEO of ScreenWest Ian Booth and other guest filmmakers and actors to watch this film as well.

This film event is set to attract some of Australia’s best filmmakers including West Australian Director Jub Clerc and International Directors Kim Mordaunt and Claire McCarthy.

“Thursday night’s events across the south west region, certainly illustrate the great growth and support for Australian film, as well as the high quality film that Australia celebrates.”

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Bunbury Premiere Guests include the following; · Jack Thompson , CinefestOZ Screen Legend 2013 · David Jowsey, (Mystery Road, Chopper, 2 Hands) · Roy Billing (Narnia, Rabbit Proof Fence) · David Barton, Festival Chair · Malinda Nixon, Festival Director · David Smith, Mayor City of Bunbury

*MORE ABOUT CINÉFESTOZ CinéfestOZ showcases extraordinary Australian and French films over five days (21 -25 August).

Through feature film premieres and a highly anticipated film selection, the Film Festival draws a diverse audience and attracts filmmakers and actors from throughout Australia.

CinéfestOZ is a nod to the south-west’s early French exploration but also that country’s strong film making culture. Against this cultural backdrop Busselton comes alive for a celebration of engaging film, filmmaker forums, premiere and gala events.

Headquartered in Busselton, CinéfestOZ extends to Margaret River and Bunbury for extension premieres, additional screenings and a unique Schools Program.


The best way to experience CinéfestOZ is through Festival Gold Passes and Weekend Gold passes available via the CinéfestOZ website. Subscribe to the CinefestOZ newsletter to learn more




Edited by Vanessa McMahon


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