Lights, camera, action cinema guns roll in

Busselton Dunsborough Times
William Lodder and Richard Roxburgh filmed Cinefest Film Prize Finalist GO! in Busselton
Camera IconWilliam Lodder and Richard Roxburgh filmed Cinefest Film Prize Finalist GO! in Busselton Credit: Supplied/Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Supplied

CinefestOZ Film Festival has unveiled its 2019 program, announcing an epic line-up of Australian features, short films, documentaries, industry workshops and more than 150 related events.

Now in its 12th year, CinefestOZ has cemented its reputation as Australia’s premier destination film festival.

This year, it will fun from August 28 to September 1 and will once again offer audiences the chance to explore a diverse program at venues across the South West.

This year’s festival continues CinefestOZ’s proud tradition of showcasing the best of Australian film, boasting more than 150 film screening events, including 15 world, 11 Australian and 53 WA premieres.

CinefestOZ chief executive Malinda Nixon said the quality and diversity of the 2019 program underlined the enormous growth the festival had experienced.

“This is another outstanding year for homegrown cinema and we can’t wait for audiences to enjoy our fabulous celebration of Australian film in the beautiful South West next month,” Ms Nixon said.

In addition to the features vying for the Film Prize, some 2019 program highlights include world premieres of other films.

These are romantic-comedy The Naked Wanderer, documentary Whale Super Highway, 180-degree dome-cinema experience Wild Butterfly and horror Dark Whispers Vol 1.

Check out the full program here.

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