A Grass Roots Approach

CinefestOZ is passionate about maintaining a strong community focus which was ignited through the establishment of the Community Program in 2008, which has grown into a pillar. The Community Pillar originated from free film screenings and a volunteer program as a tangible way to retain a grass roots approach and connect with the growing community in the South West and regional Western Australia.

The Community Pillar has grown and developed over the festival’s history but its core objective remains true today: To deliver long-term social impacts to CinefestOZ communities and lasting benefits to regional Western Australia through film and media.

The Community Pillar provides a way to connect people, promote the importance of inclusion and diversity, and improve cross-cultural and inter-generational understanding.

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Flick it Forward
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Our Pay It Forward program is more than just attending screenings; it’s about creating a cultural ripple effect that enriches our community. Flick it Forward; share the love of film with others.

First Nations
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Film unites like no other. Film and on-screen storytelling is an important tool for improving community connectivity and wellbeing. 

Cinesnaps Schools Program
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Launched to expand long-term impacts for regional students through film Cinesnaps is now the largest schools program to be held at any film festival in Australia.

Cinesnaps Short Film Competition
Cinesnaps Grand Final

Annual competition to encourage aspiring young filmmakers, Youtubers and TikTokers to create short films. 

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Specifically curated online content available for regional educational groups, schools, aspiring filmmakers and content creators.