Details below for the 2019 event.
2020 event details will be posted as soon as available.

cinefestOz Augusta

2019 lineup announced.

Screened over four days, 28th August to 2nd September
Augusta Community Resource Centre | 66 Allnut Terrace, Augusta
Glenarty Road Winery | Click for location
Tickets and full event info available HERE

Main Event – Augusta Premiere – In My Blood It Runs

Augusta Opening Night
Augusta Community Resource Centre
Wednesday 28th August 6:00 pm | $30

A film by leading Indigenous filmmaker Maya Newell premiering her observational documentary In My Blood it Runs, told from the perspective of a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy in Alice Springs, struggling to balance his traditional Arrernte/Garrwa upbringing with a State education.

Drinks and a spread of tasty treats will be served with a guest Q&A session following the screening led by local film buff Paul Sofilas.

Community Screenings

Join us for some FREE entertainment.

This year’s theme: AACTA Inspired

This year’s Community Screenings Program is a celebration of Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) nominated and awarded feature films, showcasing the best cinema Australia has had on offer for the past 10 years.

Come along and enjoy one of our popular free screenings at the Augusta CRC from 10am to 4pm, Friday & Saturday. FREE ENTRY.

Friday 30th August 10am – 4pm

Ali’s Wedding

10.00am | Ali’s Wedding (2017)
Rated M | 110 mins

Director: Jeffrey Walker

After telling a white lie which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naïve, musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, even though he’s madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

The Sapphires

11.55am | The Sapphires (2012) Rated PG | 103 mins

Director: Wayne Blair

It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Beautiful KateBeautiful Kate

1.55pm | Beautiful Kate (2009) 
Rated MA15+ | 100 mins

Director: Rachel Ward

Long-simmering anger comes bubbling to the surface once again when a man returns home to visit his dying father.


3.35pm | 2019 Cinesnaps Short Film Competition Finalists | Unrated

Directors: Various.Each year these student films are chosen by a prestigious Cinesnaps jury who cast their votes to select seven finalists which represent strong film techniques, storytelling and clear connections with the theme “The Watch”.
Note: Cinesnaps content created by senior students and may not be suitable for children under 15yrs.

Saturday 31st August 10am – 4pm and Special Seniors Screening Monday 2nd September 10:00am

Monsters Playground

Monster’s Playground

10:00am | Monster’s Playground
PG | 5 min

Directors: Darcy Prendergast,
Seamus Spilsbury

Most kids have a dog, some a cat; fun lovin’ siblings Bro-Bro and Siswa however, are the proud owners of MONSTER! With his rusty and unpredictable magic, the trio set off on a fun adventure.


10.05am | Oddball
Rated G | 95 min

Director: Stuart McDonald

An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

The DressmakerThe Dressmaker

11.50am | The Dressmaker
Rated M | 119 min

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia.

With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.


1.55pm | Lion (2016)
Rated PG. | 118 mins

Director: Garth Davis

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia.

Twenty fiver years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

The Dressmaker

10:00am Monday 2nd September
119 min | Special Seniors Screening

The Dressmaker (2015) M Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse – A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia.

With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.


Friday 30th August 6:00 pm

Glenarty RdPerfect Strangers at Glenarty Road

Short Films | $30 Glenarty Road

Head to the farm! Get cosy at Glenarty Road cellar door to watch a collection of chance encounters from Australian and French filmmakers that prove that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met. A filmmaker Q&A follows the screening and delicious food and wines will be available to purchase on the night.


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