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Building on the overwhelming success of its inaugural event in 2020, this year’s WA Made Film Festival will present 53 West Australian films including 35 premieres! These include 11 short films made exclusively for the WA Made Film Festival.

The WA Made Film Festival will run over three massive days and promises an energetic and engaging atmosphere at all screenings. Selected sessions will include before and after parties, networking events and Q&As, all delivering the very best of WA’s booming screen industry when the festival launches on March 12 at Palace Cinemas Raine Square, right in the heart of Perth city.

“We received a record number of submissions this year which proves that local filmmakers see great benefit in having their very own film festival,” said Festival Director, Matthew Eeles. “After a tough year, we couldn’t be any prouder of the local filmmaking community and it’s an honour to be able to support local filmmakers through this festival.”

“The WA Made Film Festival puts local filmmakers first, and that’s what matters the most. Our films won’t be programmed among international and national films like they are at other festivals. WA filmmakers and their films will be front and centre for everyone to celebrate and enjoy,” Matthew continued.

The festival is made up of 7 feature film event screenings, 3 short film showcases, a special Ship to Shore reunion event, and the introduction of a WA-first smartphone filmmaking competition called Get Smart! Presented by Buy West Eat Best.

Key program highlights include documentary Last Man Standing, Buff – a quirky, passionate and affectionate look at the magic of cinema – and Wadjemup: koora wordel, kalygool wordel (Rottnest Island: always was, always will be) – an evocative spiritual introduction to Wadjemup (Rottnest Island). Laura’s Choice and the world premiere of Esperance-shot documentary, Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea.

WA Made Film Festival is supported by Screenwest through the Audience Community Engagement fund. Screenwest CEO Willie Rowe said “Screenwest is thrilled to see WA Made return for its second year and is excited for Perth audiences to engage with our brilliant local works. Congratulations to all the projects programmed.”
The full 2021 WA Made Film Festival program can be found at


About WA Made Film Festival

WA Made Film Festival enters its 2nd year featuring WA made shorts, documentaries and feature films at the stunning Palace Cinemas Raine Square right in the heart of Perth city. WA Made Film Festival will run on 12, 13 and 14 March 2021.

Supported by Screenwest and Lotterywest, The WA Made Film Festival seeks to celebrate and support the local filmmaking community, entertain audiences, and nurture the development of new WA voices and stories.

For more information please visit


Event Details

Date: March 12th – 14th
Time: Various
Where: Palace Cinema, Raine Square, Perth 6000
Price: Various
Tickets: Visit for tickets and further information.


Audience and Community Engagement Fund

Screenwest facilitates screen culture through the Audience and Community Engagement Fund.

Activities supported through this fund – including festivals, events and programs – provide home grown opportunities for WA practitioners to see their work on the “big screen” and to engage with Western Australian audiences.



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Posted 09 February 2021

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