2017 Cinesnaps Short Film Competition closes June 30

Entries for the 2017 Cinesnaps Short Film Competition close on June 30.

The competition encourages South West students to explore the medium of film and use multi-media formats to produce and showcase their talents on the big screen.

Students need to be between 15 – 18 years to enter, and must work in small groups (max 6) to produce a 3-5-minute film using this year’s theme, Birthday Card.

To showcase the talents of this next generation of filmmakers, submissions are shortlisted with finalist short films screened at a glamorous, youth-focused, red carpet Grand Finale event during CinefestOZ Film Festival week.

Finalists receive feedback from a panel of high-profile Australian film industry professionals and the winner and runner-up teams will then be announced.

In 2016, this annual project engaged over 200 regional students from 12 South West high schools and youth organisations; with 22 short film entries submitted.  The brief was to produce a 3-5 minute short film based on the theme The Window.

Students from Cape Naturaliste College took out last year’s prize, with their short film Wish I Was There.

For more information about the competition and to enter, visit

2016 Cinesnaps Short Film Competition’s winning short film, Wish I Was There.