New event at Cinefest Oz Albany shines spotlight on Albany film

Published on Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 5:16:31 PM

Following a successful debut festival, the program is expanding to include a new instalment which will become the beating centre of the 2022 festival.

CinefestOZ Albany is very pleased to announce the addition of “Koort”, an Albany-focussed event that celebrates Albany and the Great Southern as a film-making hotspot. Menang Noongar Elder, Vernice Gillies, speaks about naming of the event “For us Menang Noongars, koort means heart, and I’m pleased that CinefestOZ Albany is calling its celebration of Albany films and film-makers “Koort.” It is about being at the heart of Menang country.”

The centrepiece for this must-see event takes shape with a screening of multiple award-winning film Edward and Isabella by local Albany writer/director Adam Morris. Starring Hollywood-fame Chloe Hurst, the film is a momentous achievement for Adam and his production team.

Edward and Isabella joins Breath, H is for Happiness and Rams on the expanding list of films that make the most of Albany’s beautiful town and surrounding scenery. The inimitable Albany flavour continues with music from the Albany Shantymen featured, as well as several local film practitioners engaged in the making of the film.

Edward and Isabella will be screened publicly for the first time to Albany audiences during CinefestOZ Albany festivities on Saturday 30 April with special performance by Albany Shantymen.

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Keep an eye out for the CinefestOZ Albany full program announcement in late March. For more information visit and follow CinefestOZ Albany on Facebook.

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