Here’s all you need to know about this year’s film festival in Albany

Calling all film lovers, this one’s for you! CinefestOZ is coming to Albany next month like you’ve never seen before. For the past 13 years, this unique festival has showcased the best new Australian films in WA’s south west and is coming to the beautiful Albany for the first time. What amazing way to support the Australian film industry and local filmmakers with this weekend packed full of excitement!

CinefestOZ Albany will take place from the 29th of April through to the 1st of May, showing live screenings and other special events over the exciting weekend. The program will include seven features as well as 12 short films, so you will definitely be kept busy.

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Opening night:

Opening Night will feature a screening of June Again, the highly anticipated heart-felt comedy directed by JJ Winlove and starring Noni Hazlehurst, Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry. The film follows the story of June who, after a medical miracle, has just a few days to bring together her estranged children, save the family business and rekindle an old flame.

Films films films!

There will definitely be something for everyone with this inclusive and expansive weekend itinerary including:

  • The World Premiere of Homespun, a never-before-seen series
  • AACTA award winning documentary Firestarter: The Legend of Bangarra
  • French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer
  • The dark drama, The Greenhouse
  • Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea, an inspiring documentary following Jaimen, a quadriplegic underwater cinematographer
  • Valerie Taylor: Playing with Sharks, which may turn you into a shark lover
  • The long awaited documentary Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling, following Phil Liggett’s 53-year cycling career

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Other awesome stuff you can’t miss:

Free community screenings of classic Aussie films and student short film finalists will be shown in the town hall, right in the heart of Albany.

Presentation of short films by Indigenous filmmakers infused with darkness, beauty and strength featuring a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Special Closing Night Presentation and celebrations, featuring six films including the winner of the inaugural CinefestOZ Short Film Prize in 2020.

The opening night will feature an introduction from June Again producer Jamie Hilton, who will share some exclusive behind-the-scenes moments with the audience, you can’t catch this anywhere else!

The exclusive H is for Happiness film tour, taking you to various locations around Albany where the 2019 CinefestOZ Film Prize winner was shot, with producer Tenille Kennedy along for the ride to provide awesome inside stories and anecdotes of how the film came to life.

This and so much more exciting events will be going on this weekend, you really don’t want to miss it.

If this sounds right up your alley, click here to head to the CinefestOZ website to check out more.

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