The final Film Prize screening at the festival, Australia Day, makes its WA Premiere at CinefestOZ, followed by a party at the new Festival Hub.
Filmmakers and cast will walk the red carpet before the film, which explores issues of national identity and racial tensions. Kick back at the after-party with live music, delicious local canapés, Forester Estate wines and beers by Eagle Bay Brewing Co.
Please note: runtime includes screening and function; this film screens in multiple cinemas at the same time so please check your cinema number; the Film Prize Jury will view the screening in Cinema 1.
On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia. All three are forced to rethink what he or she stands for… and what being Australian truly means. And each must make a profound sacrifice to create a meaningful change. These three stories will interweave and intersect as they heat and accelerate, until they reach their climaxes on that hot, contentious, enigmatic day on the calendar… Australia Day.
A Hoodlum Production for Foxtel and written by Stephen M. Irwin. Australia Day will be released theatrically and on PVOD after CinefestOZ.
Join the filmmakers the following day for an enlightening In Conversation lunch at Bunkers Beach House. CLICK HERE to secure tickets before they disappear!
Directed by: Kriv Stenders
Produced by: Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson, Leigh McGrath, Edward Herbert
Cast: Bryan Brown, Shari Sebbens, Sean Keenan, Daniel Webber, Elias Anton, Jenny Wu, Matthew Le Nevez, Miah Madden
Runtime: 170 mins
Country of Origin : Australia