Cinesnaps Albany 2023

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The Cinesnaps Student Short Film Competition has launched! The theme for 2023 is THE SWITCH – and a $1000 cash prize is up for grabs. Download your Entry Pack now! Competition closes 30 June 2023.

Find out more about the Student Short Film Competition here

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2021 Runner Up for Years 10-12 Josh Clark from Albany, with Jury Chair Joel Jackson

The Cinesnaps Albany Program 2022 was a great success! 

Looking back to April 2022…What a wonderful CinefestOZ Albany we enjoyed in April, with hundreds of students from schools in Albany and the wider Great Southern region. Thank you to all who participated – we hope you enjoyed the experience from film guests visiting your school as well as engaging with great Australian films with Q&As afterwards.  

Students also got involved in the Kinjarling Koort held on the Saturday in the Town Square.  This free community event featured IndigifestOZ and also showcased local Albany filmmaking talent.  Students volunteered and ran a green screen booth, plus undertook internships with the festival.  Some of the students also assisted attendees to experience virtual reality with the Indigenous short film ‘Virtual Whadjuk’.

What is Cinesnaps all about?

Cinesnaps is about students developing an appreciation of the filmmaking process, as well as the role film, as a digital medium, plays in our culture. Cinesnaps creates opportunities to grow future audiences for Australian film, as well as encouraging the next generation of aspiring young industry professionals. Check out the Student Short Film competition too!
Other opportunities for Primary and Secondary students include Australian films screened at select cinemas, filmmaker Q&As, plus incursion and excursion experiences. The program aims to enhance the skills of regional young people by targeting key aspects of the curriculum (English, Media, Drama, Digital Technologies and HASS), through the creative processes of film and associated STEM areas. These can expand long-term educational outcomes for regional students as the program creates activities relevant to their studies. Proudly supported by Community Partner Rio Tinto, and Partner WA Museum, Cinesnaps engages students and education professionals during Festival Week – and beyond! Why not hear how teachers, students and film guests rated the experience, by viewing the Testimonials!

CineOnline - Anytime

Can’t make it to a physical festival experience with your class? Fear not – we’ve expanded our repertoire with specifically curated online content available for educational groups, including aspiring young content creators.For your convenience, CineOnline offers various content sessions through a membership subscription. Check out our first CineOnline offerings here – and stay tuned as more content is added.
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School Partners



Rio Tinto has supported CinefestOZ Film Festival as Premium Partner since 2010, and as a Schools Partner since 2012. In 2015 Rio Tinto increased its funding substantially to ensure the sustainability and ongoing development and expansion of the festival, including the Cinesnaps Schools Program.

Get Involved

Interested in the Cinesnaps Schools Program? For further information contact the Community Manager on [email protected] or complete the online registration form.Schools who wish to participate can register any time of the year.