Cinesnaps competition starts soon
SOUTH West high school students with a flair for filmmaking are encouraged to start thinking about entering the fifth Cinesnaps short film competition.
Students aged 15 to 18 years old can work individually or in teams of up to six to produce a three-tofive-minute short film centred on the 2018 theme “mirrors”.
Cinesnaps is part of the CinefestOZ Community Schools Program, which includes festival incursions such as filmmaker Q&As and filmmaking master classes with industry professionals.
The competition will culminate with the judging of finalists by Australian film industry heavyweights in front of more than 200 guests at a youth red carpet screening during the CinefestOZ Festival from August 22 to 16, 2018.
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar student James Forster won the coveted Cinesnaps trophy at his third attempt in 2017 for his film Salt Water and encouraged budding filmmakers to get involved.
“The festival ran many workshops and these were a great opportunity to see how many of the techniques I had learnt to a basic level would work in the professional environment,” he said.
Entries will open on December 1, with entry packs available from www.cinesnaps.com.au.
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar student James Forster won the 2017 Cinesnaps short film competition and is encouraging other budding filmmakers to participate in next year’s competition.