Cinesnaps Short Film Competition 2017 finalists announced

An impressive total of 23 short films were submitted this year as a part of the Cinesnaps Short Film Competition.

2017 marks Cinesnaps Short Film Competition’s strongest year yet, both in terms of the quality of the short films on offer, as well as the solid presence of homeschool entries and an outstanding number of entries from Manea Senior College.

The teachers and parents involved in assisting the students in their productions were supportive, eager and thankful to CinefestOZ for the competition and opportunity for their students.

Cinesnaps Short Film Competition’s final 7 short films are all incredibly deserving of their position, with a variety of interpretations of the theme – The Birthday Card.

The finalists are:

A Birthday Card’s Legacy Eloise Collins & Jesse Adams Home-educated
Flavours of You Emily Reeves Manea Senior College
Break a Leg Abbey King Manea Senior College
The Getaway Plan Jasmine Guinness &  Stoney Webb Manea Senior College
Salt Water James Forster Bunbury Cathedral Grammar
Sixteen Neve Johnson Georgiana Molloy Anglican School
Criminal Card Kalani McDaniel Cape Naturaliste College

All students who submitted a short film will receive constructive feedback to help the students improve their short filmmaking skills.

The Cinesnaps Short Film Competition Jury panel is chaired by Cinesnaps Patron Myles Pollard. Joining him this year will be director Rhiannon Bannenberg and actor Mark Coles Smith. Last year more than 200 people attended the Cinesnaps Grand Finale, which was hosted by comedian, screenwriter and director Tim Ferguson.

The Cinesnaps Schools Program and Grand Finale is supported by Schools Partner Rio Tinto, and Associate Partner ATCO Gas Australia.

Book tickets to the inspiring Cinesnaps Grand Finale, held on 24 August, and catch a glimpse of the South West’s own emerging filmmakers.

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