Join us for an unforgettable experience, CinefestOZ Broome is a four day immersive film experience 3-6 of November, and is WA's First Nations Film Festival. Set in the centre of Broome, the inaugural festival comprises a mix of feature film screenings and special events. The festival will celebrate the importance of on-screen storytelling in connecting communities and fostering reconciliation in the Kimberley and beyond, giving attendees the opportunity to experience in- conversation filmmaker discussions centered around championing First Nations stories.
CinefestOZ Broome - Western Australia's First Nations Film Festival and the first of its kind in the State - today announced the release of its inaugural program, which will run from November 3-6 in partnership with Broome-based media organisation Goolarri Media.
Tickets are available on our website: https://cinefestoz.com/cinefestoz-broome/
Celebrating First Nations stories and talent from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, CinefestOZ Broome will showcase new releases Loveland, We Are Still Here and Sweet As at Sun Pictures – the world’s oldest outdoor picture theatre – and include a short film program along with red carpet and In Conversation dining events. There will also be free industry, school and community workshops and screenings.
“The CinefestOZ team together with Goolarri Media, the local film industry and community have created a unique program that is dedicated to sharing and developing First Nations stories and talent,” said CinefestOZ Chair Margaret Buswell.
“We’re thrilled that Broome (Rubibi in the local Yawuru language) - in the stunning Kimberley region of Western Australia - is the hub for our First Nation’s Film Festival.
“The town is not only rich with Indigenous creative talent and cultural history – it also has a flourishing film scene that has produced screen successes such as Bran Nue Dae, Mad Bastards and Mystery Road 2.”
Goolarri Media CEO and Indigenous film producer Jodie Bell said that “the Festival will help to raise the local, national and international profile of Indigenous creatives and stories, as well as Broome’s filmmaking landscape.”
“Festival goers will be able to enjoy new First Nations films that are yet to be released theatrically under the stars at Sun Pictures, meet and talk with filmmakers and talent such as Jub Clerc - Writer and Director of Sweet As - while enjoying local Broome produce and hospitality.
Thursday 3 November
● Welcome to Country: A special welcome by Yawuru Elders to the visiting First nations film-makers, festival guests, passholders and community.
● Opening Night: Feature Film Screening- Loveland
Friday 4 November
Saturday 5 November
Sunday 6 November
● Community Screenings: Our Law & Did’jun First Nation Shorts retro
● Filmmakers In- Conversation Lunch: Writer & Director Jub Clerc- Sweet As
Tickets are available on our website: www.cinefestoz.com
CinefestOZ Broome proudly supported by Arts Impact, Lotterywest, Shire of Broome, Screenwest & Lotterywest and Screen Australia.
CinefestOZ Broome and Goolarri Media respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, the Yawuru people. We recognise their continued connection to country of this beautiful place and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. We show our respect to the Elders and Ancestors of the First Nations people that are a part of our Festival and celebrate the traditional and contemporary storytelling of the oldest living culture.
Keep up to date on all things CinefestOZ Broome on outheir Facebook page: @CinefestOZBroome