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Stars hit the CinefestOZ red carpet for the WA premier of Shayda

Rachel GreenBusselton Dunsborough Times
Kate Walsh
Camera IconKate Walsh Credit: Rachel Green

Orana Cinemas in Busselton was lit up with flashing cameras and sparkles on Wednesday night, as many celebrities and highly accredited film makers made the trip south for the first red carpet event at CinefestOZ.

Dozens of people gathered at the cinemas to watch the WA premiere of film prize finalist Shayda.

Shayda is up against three other films Bromley: Light After Dark, The Rooster and Monolith, which are in the running to win Australia’s richest $100,000 annual film prize.

The winner is decided by the 2023 CinefestOZ jury, which is stacked full of big stars in the film world and consists of Robert Connolly, Debbie Liebling, Deborah Riley, Mia Wasikowska and Rob Collins.

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The jury hit the red carpet for many photos and interviews along with CinefestOZ staff and board members, City of Busselton councillors, and American actor and Grey’s Anatomy star Kate Walsh.

The winner will be announced at the film prize celebration at Sabina River Farm on Saturday, September 2.

CinefestOZ Jury:Rob Collins, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Connolly, Deborah Riley and Debbie Liebling
Camera IconCinefestOZ Jury:Rob Collins, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Connolly, Deborah Riley and Debbie Liebling Credit: Rachel Green
Kelton Pell and Zac Webb.
Camera IconKelton Pell and Zac Webb. Credit: Rachel Green
Cerys May Heyring and City of Busselton Deputy Mayor Paul Carter.
Camera IconCerys May Heyring and City of Busselton Deputy Mayor Paul Carter. Credit: Rachel Green
Jillian Nguyen and Jub Clerc.
Camera IconJillian Nguyen and Jub Clerc. Credit: Rachel Green
Eva Cronin and Councillor Phill Cronin
Camera IconEva Cronin and Councillor Phill Cronin Credit: Rachel Green
Brooke Blurton
Camera IconBrooke Blurton Credit: Rachel Green
Shayda Cast and Crew: Jillian Nguyen, Osamah Sami and Noora Niasari.
Camera IconShayda Cast and Crew: Jillian Nguyen, Osamah Sami and Noora Niasari. Credit: Rachel Green
CinefestOZ CEO Cassadra Jordan and Chair Margaret Buswell.
Camera IconCinefestOZ CEO Cassadra Jordan and Chair Margaret Buswell. Credit: Rachel Green
CinefestOZ volunteers.
Camera IconCinefestOZ volunteers. Credit: Rachel Green

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