Tickets for the five prestigious Cinefest Oz film festival events are on sale now for the for the South West’s early bird cinephiles.
The box office and is taking bookings for a limited number of festival events from July 11 with a full program being unveiled on July 29.
Opening night will be at Busselton’s Orana Cinema on August 24 for the premiere screening of the first film prize finalist, vying for the $100,000 film prize.
Then on August 25 in Margaret River a pre-screening VIP reception will be accompanied by the acoustic tunes of local musician Mitch Baker in the Augusta Margaret River Shire Foyer as a prelude to the premiere screening of a new Australian feature film.
The screening will be followed by an opportunity to get into the mind of the filmmaker with a question session with the directors and producers.
The CinefestOZ Directors' Lunch at Willy Bay Resort is the premium daytime event of the festival on August 26.
The pinnacle film festival event in Bunbury will be held at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre’s Sky Bar with a pre-screening party, followed by an Australian film premiere screening.
The festival will culminate celebration of Australia’s best.
One film will be chosen from the group of outstanding finalists and awarded the film prize of $100,000.
The Festival will also acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of one Australian screen legend.
This year’s festival will be featuring Girl Asleep, director Rosemary Meyers’s first feature film debut about a young girl facing her 15th birthday and struggling to leave her childhood behind.
Girl Asleep features Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet and Eamon Farren.
Jasper Jones comes from Bran Nue Dae director Rachel Perkins and is based on the best-selling novel, Jasper Jones.
Spin Out is the story of Billy and Lucy the town’s most formidable Ute driving teams.
When Billy takes one risky car stunt too far, Lucy declares she is moving sending Billy into a spin.
Spin out is directed by Tim Ferguson and Marc Gracie and features Xavier Samuel.
The Death and Life of Otto Bloom comes from director Cris Jones and follows the life and great love of a man who experiences time in reverse.
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