Sub­mis­sions open for Cine­festOZ

South Western Times - - TIMES LIFE - Emily Ace

SUB­MIS­SIONS for the 10th Cine­festOZ Film Fes­ti­val are now open, with Aus­tralian film­mak­ers vy­ing for the chance to win the $100,000 prize for ex­cel­lence in filmmaking.

Or­gan­is­ers are also call­ing for en­tries in the Cine­festOZ Short Film Se­lec­tion and Gen­eral Fea­tures, with all sub­mis­sions clos­ing on June 2. Shorts films can be en­tered into ei­ther the WA Film­mak­ers of the Fu­ture cat­e­gory for 18 to 25 year-olds or the Aus­tralian Open cat­e­gory. Pre­vi­ous win­ners in­clude Girl Asleep in 2016, which also picked up seven AACTA nom­i­na­tions, doc­u­men­tary Pu­tu­parri and the Rain­mak­ers in 2015 and fam­ily fea­ture Pa­per Planes in 2014. Shortliste­d films will pre­miere at the event to be held in Mar­garet River from Au­gust 23 to 27.

Cine­festOZ chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Malinda Nixon said the fes­ti­val’s strong fo­cus on Aus­tralian con­tent and filmmaking tal­ent makes it unique.

“Over the last nine years, in­cred­i­ble fea­ture and short films have been screened,” she said.

Aus­tralian film­mak­ers will have the op­por­tu­nity to win a $100,000 prize with sub­mis­sions now open for Cine­festOZ 2017.

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