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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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West Australian Premiere Feature Uncharted Waters at CinèfestOZ 2013

-OFFICIAL CINEFESTOZ MEDIA RELEASE- Filmmaker Craig Griffin presents WA Premiere Uncharted Waters. Director, Writer and Producer Craig Griffin will present his West Australian Premiere Feature Uncharted Waters at CinèfestOZ 2013. “This film, which is about the life of most legendary surfers, is destined to resonate with local South West audiences at this year’s festival,” said Festival Chair Malinda Nixon. “Uncharted Waters traces the life of surfing Legend Wa...

WA Premiere These Final Hours in Western Australia at CinèfestOZ on Thursday, 22 August

  WA Premiere These Final Hours wins critics prize at Melbourne International Film Festival Perth filmmaker Zak Hilditch has won The Age Critic’s Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) with his debut feature film These Final Hours, which poses the question: If you knew the end of the world was coming, what would you do in your final hours? The film will make its premiere in Western Australia at CinèfestOZ on Thursday, 22 August. These Final Hours is a pr...

Film Festival Dates Announced | CinefestOz Film Festival | Western Australia

  Organisers of CinéfestOZ, the vibrant Western Australian film festival that showcases Australian and French films are urging film enthusiasts and the film industry to place 21 – 25 August in their diaries. The five day film festival has a reputation for presenting a slate of international and national premiere feature film screenings, red carpet events, filmmaker forums, small bar screenings, winery lunches and unique experiences, centred in the stunning Geographe Bay and M...

'Tango Underpants', a hot Aussie short film!

                              Aussie director/producer Miranda Edmonds with 'Tango Underpants' at Cinefest OZ, 2012 Aussie director/producer Miranda Edmonds' (Impian Films) latest venture is a short film entitled: 'Tango Underpants' (2012); it first began to create a buzz in August at Cinefest OZ 2012, and continues to do so during its development and production. Here's what Miranda had to say about this...

TV news story of gala night at Cinefest-OZ 2012

View this link to a TV news feature on the regional news regarding CinefestOZ 2012. The TV news clip provides an account of the Red Carpet gala night proceedings. ...

'The Sapphires' (2012) at Cinefest-OZ. Interview with Tory Kittles.

  At this year’s Cinefest-OZ film festival in Busselton, WA, the international singsong hit ‘The Sapphires’ (2012) screened to local audiences. Since its filming in Australia last year, it held its world premier at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and this coming week it will hold its north American premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film is about a native Australian all-female soul band which travels to Vietnam during the Vietnam War to uplift ...


THE TURNING (2013) During Cinefest-OZ, actor and patron to the festival David Wenham discussed his recent turn from acting to directing in the film ‘The Turning’, an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same title, ‘The Turning’ by Australian novelist Tim Winton. The film will be produced by Australia’s award-winning director/producer Robert Connolly (Underground, 2012; Balibo, 2009) and will be an experimental venture of about 14 short films completely indepe...

ScreenWest at Cinefest-OZ 2012

  ScreenWest at Cinefest-OZ.   -OFFICIAL CINEFEST-OZ PRESS- ScreenWest together with CinefestOZ brought national high-profile screen industry representatives to address the audience at the inaugural Film Distribution and Finance Session, Saturday 25 August 2012 during CinefestOz. GREG COOTE (Chairman and CEO of Dune Entertainment), when the company co-financed the world's highest grossing film (AVATAR), JOEL PEARLMAN (the Managing Director of Roadshow Films- the distributor of...

Mario Andreacchio at Cinefest-OZ 2012

  Mario Andreacchio  Many refer to Mario Andreacchio as the father of international co-production. Mario has been directing and producing for almost 30 years and has overseen the co-production of Australia with most European countries; most recently he has become an expert on co-production with China and the world. Mario regularly leads panels and discussions on co-productions with China and the world. With all eyes presently on China for its increase in wealth and opportunities to ...

Sean Keenan, 'The Trickster'

  Sean Keenan, actor and 'The Trickster'. Sean Keenan is a native of Busselton, WA and has recently begun his career in acting on Australian TV series and films. His credits include: 'Lockie Leonard' and 'Cloudstreet' for TV and 'Drift' (2012) for film. At Cinefest-OZ, Sean was the fox-like face of the festival (aka 'The Trickster') with iridescent green eyes giving him a magical edge, as if with one look from his arresting gaze he will take audiences to another world. &...

David Wenham, Cinefest-OZ patron

Actor David Wenham  Australia’s beloved actor David Wenham returns to CinefestOZ this year as a festival patron. Here to stay, he will attend annually in support of the burgeoning film festival. David Wenham is best known for his roles in Lord of the Rings (2003), Australia (2008), Van Helsing (2004). Wenham has now taken to directing and is currently at work on his directorial debut on a short in an adaptation of ‘The Turning’ by novelist Tim Winton, Australia’...


    David Barton (Chairman) and David Wenham (Patron).   Before attending ‘Cinefest-OZ’ 2012, I had never even heard of the small town of Busselton, WA, cozily tucked away in southwest Australia just 220km south of Perth. I came, I saw, I conquered, and now my international film festival experience is richer after having visited this unique little beach town and its one of a kind boutique wine and film festival. This Western Australian region is simply s...


    "CinéfestOZ showcases extraordinary Australian and French films over five days (22 – 26 August) each year. 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. "In its fifth year, CinéfestOZ is a nod to the south-west’s early French exploration but also that country’s strong film making culture. Against this cultura...


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