Nan­nup a part of Cine­festOZ ac­tion

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Tari Jef­fers

CINEPHILES in the re­gion are be­ing treated to films from this year’s Cine­festOZ reper­toire af­ter the Nan­nup Film So­ci­ety suc­cess­fully bid to host free com­mu­nity screen­ings.

Nan­nup will host com­mu­nity screen­ings from 10am to 4pm dur­ing the fes­ti­val, which will be held from Au­gust 23-27.

Nom­i­na­tions for films to be screened dur­ing the 10th an­niver­sary fes­ti­val closed on June 2.

So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Al­i­son Kay said she was ex­cited about the an­nounce­ment the town would be one of sev­eral through­out the South West to par­take in the com­mu­nity screen­ings.

The an­nounce­ment is the cul­mi­na­tion of a year’s work for the so­ci­ety, which in­cluded var­i­ous fundrais­ing ven­tures in­clud­ing firewood raf­fles to raise money to be con­sid­ered for in­volve­ment in the fes­ti­val.

“It’s about pro­mot­ing films in our area and get­ting peo­ple out into the re­gion to en­joy them,” Mrs Kay said.

“We had been hop­ing to screen films dur­ing last year’s fes­ti­val but we didn’t get it in time.”

Mrs Kay said she hoped the com­mu­nity screen­ings would prove pop­u­lar enough to do again next year.

“Cine­festOZ is great in how they sup­port you through­out the event,” she said.

“It’s great for the lo­cal area that we feel in­cluded in the tourism things in the re­gion.

“Nan­nup is a great area to come through but peo­ple don’t stop here enough and by be­ing in­volved with Cine­festOZ, we want to show­case what we’ve got in the re­gion.”

The Nan­nup Film So­ci­ety is a mem­ber­ship-based com­mu­nity group that started in 2015.

The so­ci­ety suc­cess­fully re­ceived three grants to get nec­es­sary equip­ment to pro­vide film screen­ings.

Mrs Kay also thanked the Nan­nup Shire Coun­cil for its in­volve­ment and sup­port.

Nan­nup shire pres­i­dent Tony Dean said the an­nounce­ment was “very good news” for the town.

“It’s good for the cul­tural de­vel­op­ment of Nan­nup and adds an­other string to the bow of Nan­nup’s cul­ture,” he said.

Visit www.cine­festoz.com for more in­for­ma­tion about the Cine­festOZ Film Fes­ti­val.

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