The CinéfestOZ gala night begins with a glittering community red carpet spectacle, followed by the screening of Abbreviation: The WA Chapters of The Turning, a MIFF @ CinéfestOZ film. This special evening will be attended by guest filmmakers and cast members.
The Turning is the best-selling collection of 17 interconnected short stories by Tim Winton set in the seaside town of Angelus, Western Australia across three decades.
Robert Connolly (Balibo, The Bank) and Maggie Miles (Hells Gates, Van Dieman’s Land) have collaborated with some of Australia’s best Directors, Actors andFilmmakers to bring The Turning to life.
Festival Patron and International film star David Wenham, will make his directorial debut amongst acclaimed directors in this film, and it will be great to share this moment with him given he has been such a great support of our festival over the years.