CinefestOZ unveils full 2016 program
CinefestOZ has launched its full 2016 program, boasting a line-up that includes 82 films and 15 Australian premieres.
Festival CEO Malinda Nixon said that this year’s program was of “an exceptionally high quality” and offered something for everyone.
Gillian Armstrong will head up the Film Prize Jury, which will gift $100,000 to one of the four films competing; The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, Girl Asleep, Jasper Jones and Spin Out. All prize films will screen with an in conversation event.
Jasper Jones and Spin Out will have their world premieres at the festival, along with Tim Blackburn’s Burn Point and WA feature Can’t Win Do Try from JJ DeCeglie.
Joining Armstrong as guests are writer Ben Elton (Upstart Crow), screenwriter, director and comedian Tim Ferguson (Film Prize Finalist Spin Out); actor Lincoln Lewis (Spin Out); actress, director and writer Matilda Brown (The Death and Life of Otto Bloom); actor and writer Matthew Whittet (Girl Asleep) and actor Magda Szubanski.
CinefestOZ will also include 19 sidebar events, including Dark Laughs, showcasing dark comic shorts, Filmmakers of the Future, highlighting emerging filmmaking talent, and Indigenous showcases.