Damian Walshe-Howling, Emma Booth join CinefestOZ jury

18 August, 2016 by Staff Writer

Girl Asleep.


CinefestOZ kicks off on August 24, with The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, Girl Asleep, Jasper Jones and Spin Out battling it out for the festival's third annual Film Prize, worth $100,000.

The jury includes producer Sue Taylor (The Tree, Looking for Grace), cinematographer Garry Phillips (House of Hancock, The Railway Man, Candy), actor-director Damian Walshe-Howling (Janet King, Mystery Road, Underbelly), actress Emma Booth (Hounds of Love, Gods of Egypt, Jack Irish) and jury chair Gillian Armstrong.

“We are delighted to bring such diverse minds together to spark conversation,” said CinefestOZ Film Festival Chair Helen Shervington. “Our jurors are as unique and multi-faceted as the films they will judge.

The winning film will be announced at the Festival’s Gala Night on Saturday 27 August.

Each of the four finalists will screen during CinefestOZ, along with other new Australian and French features, short films, documentaries, industry workshops and related events, totalling over 110 screenings and events, including 5 world premieres, 14 Australian premieres and a massive 46 WA premieres over 5 days.

CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions. Rio Tinto is a Premium Partner. Screenwest is also a partner.