CinefestOZ acknowledges the Wardandi, Piblemen, and Menang people, the spiritual and cultural custodians of this land on which we live and work. We honour and respect the significant role First Nations people play in our community and in guiding us and allowing our festival to flourish.
Cinesnaps Albany Schools Program
Cinesnaps Albany 2022
The Cinesnaps Student Short Film Competition has launched! The theme for 2022 is SPACE – and a $1000 cash prize is up for grabs. Download your Entry Pack now!
Find out more about the Student Short Film Competition here
The Cinesnaps Albany Program Pack 2022 is now released! If you haven’t already received your copy, please email Gabrielle at: [email protected]
Rolling out across 28-29 April, we can’t wait to see the staff and students from Albany and surrounding areas! For schools in the Great Southern region unable to travel to Albany, there will be opportunities to participate ahead of the festival on 26-27 April.
Looking back in 2021…What a wonderful CinefestOZ Albany we enjoyed in April, with hundreds of students from schools in Albany and surrounding areas. Thank you to all who participated – we hope you enjoyed the experience from film guests visiting your school, to students engaging with great Australian cinema with Q&As afterwards. Not to forget the “Immersive Extras” options, with Virtual Reality and Indigenous storytelling, all at the Museum of The Great Southern.
COMMUNITY PARTNERRio 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.
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!