Article contributed by Emma Alsop
CinéfestOZ has released its 2014 film festival program featuring a spectacular array of Australian and French movies.
The event, running over five days, will include over 200 film screenings, public forums and workshops beginning with a Red Carpet gala night.
Set in the beautiful Western Australian regions of Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and Margaret River, many of the films presented will be Australian as well as world premieres.
The lineup comprises of 14 Australian, 10 French, 20 short films as well as an exclusive Aussies Abroad feature-length documentary.
Alongside public events, the festival will award the CinéfestOZ Film Prize and CinéfestOZ Screen Legend prizes to an exceptional Australian film and Australian actor or director.
The festival will present the six finalists for the 2014 CinéfestOZ Film Prize. They include outstanding Australian productions: Felony, Son of a Gun, The Reckoning, The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse, My Mistress and Paper Planes.
The festival will mark the world premiere of nominee, The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse, in addition to the Australian premiere of Son of a Gun and The Reckoning.
The week even caters for younger film-lovers, with a special family event featuring a screening of Australian-made animated movie Maya the Bee.
At the program’s launch, deputy chair of CinéfestOZ, Helen Shervington commented about the overall success of the 2014 festival program.
“CinéfestOZ continues to go from strength to strength and it gives us enormous pleasure to see not only so many films scheduled for the festival but films of such high caliber.”
“The program features something for everyone and highlights the diversity of talent we have in Australia and right here in our own State of Western Australia,” said Ms Shervington.
The event runs from the 20-24 August.
Tickets are on sale now http://tix.cinefestoz.com