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Three Summers - Photograph by David Dare Parker

Magda Szubanski in THREE SUMMERS – Photograph by David Dare Parker

MIFF@CinefestOZ films THREE SUMMERS and JUNGLE, together with ALI’S WEDDING and AUSTRALIA DAY have been selected as this year’s CinefestOZ Film Prize Finalists, all making their WA premieres and vying for Australia’s greatest film prize of $100,000 next month.

Running from August 23 – 27, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the CinefestOZ Film Festival and the fourth year in which the significant sum is awarded to the producer of an Australian feature film. The prize was established to reward excellence in Australian filmmaking and is awarded by a five-member industry Jury, that this year will be chaired by internationally acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter, Scott Hicks (SHINE, SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS).

Western Australian Minister for Culture and the Arts, the Honourable David Templeman MLA congratulated the four Film Prize finalists.

“This year’s finalists are a showcase of strong Directors, many with ties to WA.  The benchmark is set higher and higher each year and I’m thrilled audiences from near and far will get to enjoy such quality work as well as participate in the numerous community and industry events in the CinefestOZ program,” he said.

CinefestOZ brings together filmmakers, industry and the community to experience the excitement, culture, food and wine offerings in the spectacular location of the South West region of Western Australia.

The box office is open with early bird tickets available for the Film Prize screenings and In Conversations, Cinepasses and other selected events.  Find out more about each film and to buy tickets at the links below or download the CinefestOZ app.

The festival is a must attend event covering 70 venues from Bunbury to Augusta.

The full program will be revealed on Friday, July 28.

THREE SUMMERS – Opening Night, Wednesday, 23 August 2017

JUNGLE – Thursday, 24 August 2017

ALI’S WEDDING – Friday, 25 August 2017

AUSTRALIA DAY – Friday, 25 August 2017

OTHERLIFE – Thursday, 24 August 2017

THE GATEWAY – Friday, 25 August 2017

CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program. CinefestOZ is proudly supported by Screenwest, Lotterywest and Screen Australia.