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.
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.
Busselton – Orana Cinemas & Weld Theatre (Jandamarra’s War)
Bunbury – Grand Cinemas
Augusta – Community Resource Centre*
*No film guest Q&A at this venue
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time permitting, some Festival film guests may be available to meet with the school community during a scheduled school assembly.
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.
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].
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.