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.
What’s it all about in 2020?
We’re expanding our repertoire with specifically curated online content available for educational groups, including aspiring young content creators. The first offering to be shared is the Cinesnaps Student Short Film Masterclass, ‘Shoot to Win’, presented by Cinesnaps Patron Myles Pollard. For more information and to book, please email [email protected].
Other opportunities for Primary and Secondary students include Australian films screened at select cinemas. Where possible, these will include filmmaker Q&As during festival week (24-30 August), plus unique conversations with film industry professionals from a range of careers. Also coming online are film technology insights, think VR – as well as a behind the scenes look at Indigenous pathways to filmmaking and storytelling. Lots more being developed – please register your interest and let us know how you would like to engage! Register Interest here.
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 Major 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
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.
IndigifestOZ was also established as part of this partnership, to encourage participation and engagement from the local indigenous community.
Rio Tinto’s support has enabled the rapid expansion and development of the Cinesnaps Schools Program, with the participation of more than 30,000 students since inception. In 2019, more than 6,000 students were involved from all program streams, through 60 engagement activities across the South West and the involvement of 25 film professionals. Some 23 production teams entered the 2019 Cinesnaps Short Film Competition, themed “The Watch” – which demonstrates great support across schools!
“Cinesnaps benefits thousands of school children, with flow-on value to education professionals and young people across the South West,” said Rio Tinto Community Engagement manager Shannara Sewell. “Rio Tinto is proud to support programs like the Cinesnaps Schools Program to enhance long-term educational outcomes for young people.”
The Cinesnaps Schools Program has significant long-term potential to extend beyond the South West region and Festival week by offering additional programs at other times of the year, and through facilitating Outreach Extension Programs into other regional communities.
“With Busselton our largest FIFO hub outside of Perth, we are committed to supporting economic and social development opportunities of the region,” Ms Sewell said. “Our partnerships with local government and community organisations are really important to us in contributing to a vibrant and robust community.”
Rio Tinto has a strong presence in Busselton with more than 900 employees living in the region. In 2018 Rio Tinto investment in the region delivered an economic impact of $78 million and created almost 500 jobs. Rio Tinto continues to inject millions into the region through employment and procurement opportunities.
Jury Chair Myles Pollard, 2019 winners James Kenworthy and Cooper Warwick, with Rio Tinto’s Gaby Poirier