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Stars of Kid Snow - Billy Howle, Phoebe Tonkin and Tom Bateman

UK actors in Kalgoorlie and Perth for first feature film production since WA border reopened

May 27, 2022
Well-known UK actors have touched down in the Goldfields-Esperance region for the first feature film production in Western Australia since our border reopened, with production of Kid Snow made possible thanks to major investment from the State Government.
How to Please a Woman promotional poster showing a woman smiling with a man washing a wall with no shirt

WA feature film ‘How to Please a Woman’ hits cinemas nationally

May 20, 2022
Western Australian writer/director Renée Webster and producers Tania Chambers and Judi Levine have premiered their locally produced feature film 'How to Please a Woman' in cinemas across Australia.
Montage of actors from the movie 'Where all the lights tend to go'

US feature film coming to WA for post-production

May 11, 2022
The State Government's commitment to developing Western Australia's screen industry is supporting incredible productions being drawn to WA.
An empty directors chair and a clapper

Screen Industry Strategy to provide 10-year vision for development of WA Screen sector

May 10, 2022
The development of a WA Screen Industry Strategy is getting underway to ensure Western Australia is best placed to grow and develop the film and screen sector over the coming decade.
Graphic with text: CenefestOZ Albany Film Festival 28 April to 1 May 2022

Albany audiences take their seats for expanded CinefestOZ

Apr 28, 2022
CinefestOZ Albany will take place from 28 April to 1 May 2022, allowing Great Southern film lovers to experience and celebrate the very best in Australian film.
Perth Festival 11 February to 6 March 2022

Lotterywest’s $7.7 million wave of support for Perth Festival

Nov 23, 2021
The State Government, through Lotterywest, has set the stage for the 2022 Perth Festival, with significant funding for free community events and core program costs.
A close up photo of a cinema projector

Lights, camera, action for South West CinefestOZ festival funding

Jun 14, 2021
More than 2000 visitors are expected to join the excitement of the 2021 CinefestOZ Film Festival when it kicks off in the South West from 25 to 29 August.
Still image from the film, The Furnace showing men and camels in a desert

New Screenwest production kicks off Lotterywest Films for Perth Festival

Nov 30, 2020
Premier Mark McGowan will officially present the Perth Festival with a Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grant of $6.3 million and will announce an additional $1 million in support, at the opening night of the festival's Lotterywest Films season.
Movie camera dolly on tracks

State Government issues casting call for film studio in Perth

Aug 19, 2020
The State Government is seeking proposals from the private sector to build, locate and operate a screen production facility in Western Australia.
Old camera and photographs on a timber table

Western Australian filmmakers to bring our stories to life

Aug 18, 2020
Applications opened today for emerging and mid-career filmmakers to access grants to make short films bringing stories from the State Library of Western Australia to life.
Minister Templeman wear VR goggles.

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

Jul 8, 2019
It is 'game on' these school holidays with Western Australia's first ever virtual reality festival kicking off today (July 6).
Page reviewed 27 January 2021