Sophia Forrest, Alex Williams and Travis Jeffery

Sophia Forrest, Alex Williams and Travis Jeffery — all graduates of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts – will be the ambassadors for this year’s CinefestOZ Film Festival.

CinefestOZ Chair Helen Shervington said: “Sophia, Alex and Travis are all incredibly talented professionals and we are proud to once again be welcoming them to the South West for an immersive five-day film experience this year as CinefestOZ ambassadors.

“Having WA-trained gems like Sophia, Alex and Travis at the forefront of CinefestOZ is a testament to the incredible growth and burgeoning talent within the Australian film industry.”

Sophia graduated from WAAPA in 2016 and went on to tour internationally with the theatre productions Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Coriolanus.

Her film credits include Rachel Griffiths’ Ride Like a Girl, which will screen at the festival, Reaching the Distance and Aquaman.

Since graduating from WAAPA in 2011, Williams has appeared in Underground: The Julian Assange Story, Paper Planes, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, Underbelly Files: Chopper and The Heights.

Jeffery, who graduated in 2012, has logged numerous credits including Kriv Stenders’ Danger Close: The Battle Of Long Tan, The Heights, season four of the AMC series The Preacher, Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The 12th edition of CinefestOZ runs from August 28 to September 1, showcasing more than 150 films including 15 world, 11 Australian and 53 WA premieres.

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