Renowned ac­tor joins the jury

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Front Page - Si­grid Thornton is this year’s Cine­festOz film fes­ti­val jury chair­woman.

The re­gion’s Cine­festOz film fes­ti­val has scored an­other coup, se­cur­ing vet­eran Australian ac­tor Si­grid Thornton as this year’s fes­ti­val jury chair­woman.

The award-win­ning ac­tor joins a list of Australian film stars, in­clud­ing for­mer Sea Change costar David Wen­ham, lead­ing the jury de­ter­min­ing the event’s $100,000 film prize. In a state­ment, Thornton said she was “hon­oured and de­lighted” to take the role.

“Each year (the fes­ti­val) con­tin­ues to ex­pand its na­tional reach and rep­u­ta­tion, and given its stun­ning set­ting in WA’s South West, it’s long been known in the wider film com­mu­nity as the friendli­est fes­ti­val,” she said. “Can’t wait.”

Tick­ets for fes­ti­val events go on sale on July 27, with early­bird tick­ets avail­able from July 6 via cine fes­

Pic­ture : Ian Munro

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