Cinesnaps Albany 2022

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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!

Cinesnaps Albany Schools Program will be back as part of the CinefestOZ Albany festival –  28-29 April 2022.  

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. Please register your interest or email Gabrielle at:  [email protected]

See you in 2022!

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.

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

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.

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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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.