CinefestOZ Gala Night attracts big audience

27 August, 2012 by IF
Press Release from Libby Mettam

CinéfestOZ has exceeded expectations with over 10,000 attendances, 62 sessions, and 29 films over the 5 days of the West Australian Premier Boutique Film Festival.

30 Film Industry Guests, including international celebrities Bryan Brown, David Wenham, Rachel Ward and Emma Booth attended, along with 20 other Actors, Directors and Producers.

CinéfestOZ Gala Night wrapped up the festivities in celebrity-style last night with Bryan Brown accepting his award as Screen Legend and David Wenham taking on his new role as Festival Patron.

Gala Night was another sell out event marking the end of the Festival’s social calendar. Wenham says he has witnessed the event grow enormously even since last year in size and atmosphere and he expects it to become one of Australia’s Premiere boutique film festivals. According to Bryan Brown the festival has been a fantastic event and he has enjoyed the Margaret River region and its attractions.

Minister for Culture and the Arts, Hon John Day MLA says CinéfestOZ was a valuable event not only for the film industry, but also the region in general.

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Saturday Night Guests;

• Bryan Brown, CinéfestOZ Screen Legend (Breaker Morant, Cocktail, Gorillas in the Mist, Tow Hands, Beautiful Kate, etc) will be attending with Rachel Ward

• David Wenham, New Festival Patron (Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge)
• Dean Daley Jones (Mad Bastards/ short filmmaker)

• Hon John Day MLA Minister for Culture and the Arts

• Emma Booth (Underbelly, Cloudstreet, The Boys are Back, Clubland and unreleased film Hippie Hippie Shake)

• Matilda Brown, (Underbelly Offspring, My Place and Rake)

• Sean Keenan (Lockie Leonard, Cloudstreet, soon to be released Puberty Blues)

“Since CinefestOZ’s inception 4 years ago this event has continued to grow, said Festival Chair David Barton.

The event included not only Gala Events and a Directors Lunch, but also a Schools Program, Script Workshops, Side Bar Screenings (Short Film Sessions) and Filmmaker Q and A Sessions.