2019 CinefestOZ | Last call for film submissions

Australian filmmakers have until Monday, June 3 to submit their film for consideration in this year's CinefestOZ.

Australian filmmakers have until Monday, June 3 to submit their film for consideration in this year's CinefestOZ.

Filmmakers have until Monday, June 3 to submit their films for official selection at this year's CinefestOZ Film Festival held in Busselton, WA.

At $100,000, the CinefestOZ Film Prize is the richest award bestowed on the producer of a new Australian film.

It is an incentive to Australia's film community as great as 'The Archibald' is to the nation's art world. Previous winners include Paper Planes, Ali's Wedding and Jirga.

Celebratory Western Australian premiere screenings of films vying for the film prize, followed by In-Conversation events at exceptional South West locations, with the winner announced at a gala evening on Saturday, August 31.

The short film program is an exciting opportunity for Australian filmmakers to showcase their short form productions and offer further diversity to the festival audience.

Short film categories are Australian open and WA filmmakers of the future (open to peopled aged from 18 to 25 years).

In 2018, CinefestOZ presented more than 200 film and film related events at cinemas, wineries, beachside cafes, cosy small bars, restaurants, theatres, and community buildings; even a cave, making it a truly diverse and very Australian destination film festival.

Submissions in all categories close on Monday 3 June 2019. Indigenous filmmakers are encouraged to submit in all film categories.

Online submissions forms and entry rules and regulations can be found at cinefestoz.com.

Enquiries are welcomed for submissions of new film mediums, including augmented and virtual reality. Contact film@cinefestoz.com.

CinefestOZ is supported by the Western Australian State Government through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.

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

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