CinefestOZ Schools Program

Monday 21 to Sunday 27 August 2017

Each year CinefestOZ offers schools an exciting selection of film related workshops (such as filmmaking, costume & stage production, scriptwriting, short film, music video production, casting & acting and stop motion animation) tailored specifically to an age and area of schools’ State and/or national curriculum. These workshops aim at making a significant impact on the participant’s creative process. Most accommodate 20-30 students per workshop, but other types of presentations can be suitable for larger group sizes.

What does Cinesnaps offer South West students?

The program aims to:

  • Enhance the skills of regional young people by targeting key aspects of their curriculum through the creative processes of film and associated media.

  • Seek to grow future audiences for Australian film through enhanced exposure and understanding.

  • Develop  content to maximise linkages with other educational opportunities available during the Festival week.

  • Create activities which are relevant for English, Media, Drama and English Literature curriculums of schools.

  • Facilitate opportunities for engagement and interaction with Australian film industry professionals.

  • Actively develop the next generation of young film professionals for Australian film industry.

  • Enhance long term educational outcomes for regional students.

The CinefestOZ film festival presents quality Australian, French and Australian co-production films to a broad range of audiences, including primary and secondary school-aged children in the South West. CinéfestOZ works with South West schools to ensure the Cinesnaps Excursion Program offers offers age appropriate films, in line with the Australian Classifications Act. Each Cinesnaps excursion session includes a filmmaker (Producer, Director, Screenwriter or Actor) who introduces the film and then provides a 30-minute Q&A at the end of the screening to answer questions from students. 

Screening Venues – Feature Films

Busselton – Orana Cinemas & Weld Theatre (Jandamarra’s War)

Bunbury – Grand Cinemas

Augusta – Community Resource Centre*

*No film guest Q&A at this venue

Excursion – Festival Marquee

Workshop & Feature Film  – Thursday 24 August 2017

A special day for regional schools to travel to Busselton to access film activities. Also open to home education families.

2016 Excursion - Festival Marquee
Festival Film Guests

Learn more about the Festival film guests who have generously given their time to provide this extraordinary opportunity for students.   Incursions are offered to schools in Busselton, Bunbury, Capel, Collie, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Nannup, but can be considered for other regional or remote South West townships.

2016 Film Guests
Incursion Format

Workshops are usually held on school premises. As each workshop is unique, there are different spatial or equipment requirements needed. Some can be held in classrooms, some may need to be in a hall or gym. These requirements will be discussed with individual schools when confirming bookings.

Workshops can be arranged for after school theatre groups and/or media clubs. 

Schools IndigifestOZ Program

IndigifestOZ Day – Friday 25 August 2017

In 2015, Cinesnaps Schools Program developed, in partnership with IndigifestOZ, a specialised Indigenous film program for students. Each year the range of opportunities for students to interact with indigenous focused film activities expands.

Visits to School Assemblies

Time permitting, some Festival film guests may be available to meet with the school community during a scheduled school assembly.

Community Workshops

Each year, a number of Community Workshops are offered to the general public.  These free or low cost events are aimed at individuals who wish to upskill or learn more about filmmaking and associated industry skills.

View the animated films produced by young people participating in previous stop motion animation workshops.

For More Information

CinefestOZ’s Education Officer is available to answer queries about the Film Guest Presenter,  details regarding location requirements and all other necessary arrangements. On occasion pre or post study worksheets for workshop may be provided to teachers. Some may require preparation activities prior to the Incursion in order to maximise the benefits of the experience.  

For more information on the Cinesnaps Schools Program, contact the Education Officer on E: [email protected].

Study Guides

With a commitment to maximising the educational value for students and professional benefits for teachers; CinefestOZ provides ATOM study guides (which are developed by the Australian Teachers of Media) to accompany the Cinesnaps film screenings.  

Study Guides (if available) are provided in early August in PDF format. If not available prior to the screening, it will provided as soon as possible post screening. The guides feature activities for students to do pre and post the film excursion and provide film content analysis for teachers and students. Depending on the film content, the guides will encourage discussion around different cultures and languages plus historical, social, philosophical and political issues. The Study Guides are available free of charge.

Please note that the study guide for Zach’s Ceremony is is due for release mid 2017.

Current Study Guides:
Previous Years Study Guides: