Renowned actor joins the jury
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 festoz.com.