Hugo Weaving to Attend Film Fest in South West!

Hugo Weaving to Attend Film Fest in South West!



Hugo Weaving will attend our very own South West film festival, CinèfestOZ 2015, as this year’s Screen Legend.

Weaving will be recognised for his achievements as an Australian actor at a the Festival’s gala night on 29 August at which Australia’s biggest film prize, the CinéfestOZ $100,000 Film Prize, is also awarded to an outstanding Australian film.

“Hugo Weaving is one of the great actors in Australian Film. To have Hugo here to attend CinèfestOZ and to receive our Screen Legend Award at this event is a special honour for our festival and a tribute to its growth,” said Festival Chair David Barton.

On accepting the Screen Legend Award Hugo said:

“I’m delighted to be accepting the Screen Legend award.  CinéfestOZ is a great supporter of Australian film, and I’m particularly excited about seeing the Australian films screening at the festival.  I am also really looking forward to visiting the South West and Margaret River region, I’ve heard great things about its spectacular coastline and natural beauty,”   

The festival will host a record 68 events at venues across the South West from Bunbury to Augusta, including gala film evenings, winery lunches, short film side bar screenings, family film events, script workshops and free community screenings.


The best way to experience CinéfestOZ is through Festival Platinum Passes, Gold Passes and Weekend Gold passes available via the CinéfestOZ website. Subscribe to the CinéfestOZ newsletter to learn more 



Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational