CinefestOZ Schools Program

Monday 20 to Sunday 26 August 2018

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.

Workshops are usually held on school premises, however, after-school options can be arranged for media or theatre groups.

School Assembly visits are also available.

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What does Cinesnaps offer South West students?

The program aims to enhance the skills of regional young people by targeting key aspects of the curriculum (English, Media, Drama and English Literature), through the creative processes of film and associated media. These can expand long-term educational outcomes for regional students as the program creates activities relevant to their studies.

Furthermore, Cinesnaps seeks to grow future audiences for Australian film through enhanced exposure and understanding as well as actively develop the next generation of young film professionals for the Australian film industry.  This is achieved by facilitating opportunities for engagement and interaction with Australian film industry professionals.


Screenings The CinefestOZ Film Festival School Screenings present 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. CinefestOZ works with South West schools to ensure the Cinesnaps Excursion Program offers age-appropriate films in line with the Australian Classifications Act. Each Cinesnaps excursion session includes a filmmaker 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: Busselton Orana Cinemas & Weld Theatre | Bunbury Grand Cinemas | Margaret River Margaret River Cultural Centre | Augusta Community Resource Centre*

*No film guest Q&A at this venue

Festival Full-Day Excursions  A special day for regional schools around the South West to travel to Busselton to access film activities. Also open to home education families. Combined with a feature film screening, students can then come across to the Festival Hub to enjoy interactive film experiences and chat to a film guest.

Day excursions are available in Busselton on Thur 23 August and Fri 24 August 2018.

(Note: Friday is also IndigifestOZ Day, offering similar activities and interactions, with additional Indigenous focus.  This event is open to the community.) 

 View the 2017 programs as a taster!

2017 Excursion - Festival Hub
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.

2017 Film Guests
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.

For More Information

CinefestOZ’s Community Manager 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 workshops 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 Community Manager on E:

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-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 not all schools screenings will have study guides. 

Please see below the Study Guides which were available for our 2017 Schools Program.