‘Ali’s Wedding’, ‘Australia Day’ to compete for CinefestOZ’s $100,000 prize
Four Aussie films are in contention for CinefestOZ’s $100,000 Film Prize.
Jeffrey Walker’s Ali’s Wedding, Kriv Stenders’ Australia Day, Greg McLean’s Jungle and Ben Elton’s Three Summers will compete for the cash prize at the August festival.
The year marks 10 years of CinefestOZ film festival and will be the fourth at which the $100,000 award is given out. Recent winners include Girl Asleep, Putuparri and the Rainmakers and Paper Planes.
CinefestOZ festival chair Helen Shervington said that given the high calibre of finalists, there was a difficult task ahead for the five-member jury – this year headed by Shine director Scott Hicks.
“We are delighted with the variety and number of entries in this year’s film prize and the finalists are representative of the strength and quality of the Australian film industry today,” Shervington said.
It is rewarding to see the Australian film industry recognising and embracing the platform CinefestOZ offers for showcasing their work and we are looking forward to connecting Australian films with Australian audiences at the festival.”
CinefestOZ will run August 23 – 27 across Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and the Margaret River wine region.
The full CinefestOZ film and event program and ticket sales go live on July 28.