Powerhouse jury for CinefestOZ prize vote

South Western Times
Rachel Ward will chair the cinefestoz film prize jury in 2019
Camera IconRachel Ward will chair the cinefestoz film prize jury in 2019 Credit: supplied

The full line up of jury members for this year’s CinefestOZ Film Festival has been revealed, joining previously announced chairwoman Rachel Ward.

Marta Dusseldorp, Glenn Gainor, Alex Dimitriades and Ben Young will join Ward in voting on the prestigious $100,000 Film Prize, recognising the best Australian feature film.

“The quality of this year’s Film Prize finalists is exceptionally high and we are delighted to have a jury of equal calibre to decide on the winner,” CinefestOZ chairwoman Helen Shervington said.

Marta Dusseldorp has an AACTA Award for best lead actress in a TV drama under her belt for her role in the hit series Janet King.

Glenn Gainor is the president of Sony Innovation Studios and has been involved in movies such as The Intruder, The Perfect Guy, No Good Deed, Think Like a Man and Obsessed.

Like Dusseldorp, Alex Dimitriades also has an AACTA Award for best lead actor in a TV drama for his role in the critically acclaimed miniseries The Slap.

Ben Young has directed 25 music videos, including the Aria nominated John Butler Trio video Only One.

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