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Candice Phee and Douglas Benson are joined by a Miniature Horse in H IS FOR HAPPINESS in Albany, Western Australia. Photo by David Dare Parker.

CinefestOZ Film Festival Launches Full Program!

CinefestOZ Film Festival have launched their full 2019 program. For more information visit the CinefestOZ Film Festival website

At the festival’s program launch on Thursday, 25 July 2019, CinefestOZ continued their proud tradition of showcasing the best in Australian film.

With more than 150 film screening events, including 15 world, 11 Australian and 53 WA premieres – the 2019 program highlights what an outstanding year it has been for homegrown cinema.

CinefestOZ CEO Malinda Nixon said the quality and diversity of the 2019 program underlined the enormous growth the festival had experienced in its 12 years and promised audiences another memorable five days in the South West.

“Anyone who picks up a program for this year’s CinefestOZ is going to be blown away by what’s on offer,” Nixon said. “We have an absolutely incredible selection of features, short films, documentaries, industry workshops and special events and audiences really will be spoilt for choice.”

The 2019 CinefestOZ program contains a stellar line up of features vying for the 2019 Film Prize, including WA developed and produced films H IS FOR HAPPINESS and GO!, as well as a multitude of WA productions and short films.

In addition, the 2019 festival features the world premieres of a diverse range of Western Australian films and documentaries including:

  • THE NAKED WANDERER, a locally-shot film about a broken-hearted man who treks the WA coastline mostly naked for charity in a bid to win back his ex-girlfriend
  • WHALE SUPER HIGHWAY, the Western Australian feature documentary screening in Australia’s first mobile 180-degree Dome cinema
  • WILD BUTTERFLY, a heartbreaking and gripping real-life drama
  • STORM IN A TEACUP, an intimate portrait of Margaret River artist Leon Pericles

Complementing the range of entertaining screenings and special events for audiences is CinefestOZ’s Industry Program, which will present local, national and international guests for three days of inspiring talks, exciting discussions, intense debates and networking opportunities.

Read the full announcement on the CinefestOZ website.


Festival Details

When: Wednesday, 28 August – Sunday, 1 September 2019
Where: Festival events span the South West region with central activities in Busselton, WA
Price: Various
Registration: Tickets and registration are available on the CinefestOZ website.


About CinefestOZ

Set in the seaside centres of Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and the Margaret River wine region, CinefestOZ premieres feature films and events in the region’s cinemas, wineries, small bars and galleries, making it a feast for the senses and an unforgettable five-day getaway.

For more information about CinefestOZ, please visit or email


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Posted 01 August 2019

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