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Set in the seaside centres of Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and the Margaret River wine region, CinéfestOZ premieres feature films and events in the region’s cinemas, wineries, small bars and galleries, making it a feast for the senses and an unforgettable five-day getaway.
In 2013 CineféstOZ consolidated its position as the premiere destination film festival in Australia with record numbers of high calibre film guests, a sensational line-up of new Australian and French films and unprecedented audience numbers.
Last year the festival presented 68 ticketed screenings, 40 ticketed events, seven screen industry workshops held in conjunction with ScreenWest, Screen Australia and the South West Development Commission (SWDC) and 104 free community screenings.
In 2014, CinéfestOZ highlights include
Over 200 public screenings of Australian and French feature films, documentaries and short films
Film-related events, open to the public and ranging from Red Carpet premiere gala nights to intimate short film screenings in cosy bars
Forums with filmmakers and cast members through Q&As and ‘In-Conversation’ events
The $100,000 CinéfestOZ Film Prize will be awarded to an Australian film entered for selection at CinéfestOZ
Filmmaking workshops for public participation
Cine-Snaps schools program will attract 2500 South West school children to its film incursions and excursions, workshops and a Short Film competition
A CinéfestOZ Screen Legend is awarded to an Australian actor or filmmaker of international repute.