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CinefestOZ: Great Southern kids called on to get cameras rolling for Cinesnaps Schools Short Film Competition

Daniel RooneyAlbany Advertiser
Great Southern Grammar students Menari Deegan, Finn Thomas, Maxwell Cruse and Thomas North won the Year 7 to 9 category in the Cinesnaps Schools Short Film Competition in 2023.
Camera IconGreat Southern Grammar students Menari Deegan, Finn Thomas, Maxwell Cruse and Thomas North won the Year 7 to 9 category in the Cinesnaps Schools Short Film Competition in 2023. Credit: Abby Murray Photography

CinefestOZ is encouraging middle and high school students from across the Great Southern to get creative and get filming for a chance to win some great prizes and share their vision.

Now in its 12th year, the Cinesnaps Schools Short Film Competition is WA’s biggest kid flick-fest with about 55,000 students from across the State taking part since 2011.

Budding filmmakers are tasked with shooting a 3-5 minute short that responds to this year’s theme, Frame.

The film can be shot on a phone camera and can be a TikTok or an Instagram reel — however it’s shot, it’s the storytelling that counts.

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The competition aims to foster local kids’ cinematic talent and a $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner of the Year 10-12 group.

A range of great prizes will also be up for grabs for Year 7-9 category students and all entrants have a chance of seeing their short on the big screen.

Shortlisted submissions will screen at a grand finale event during CinefestOZ Festival week later this year and finalists will get feedback from people in the business.

Further information and entry packs for the 2024 are available on the CinefestOZ website.

Submissions for the Cinesnaps Short Film Competition close June 25.

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