Golden idea for film comp theme

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton 18-year-old filmmaker Poppy Treloar won this years Cinesnaps competition with her short film Sand Box.
Camera IconBusselton 18-year-old filmmaker Poppy Treloar won this years Cinesnaps competition with her short film Sand Box. Credit: Catherine Massey/Catherine Massey

Young South West filmmakers will be going for gold next year, with the theme of Treasure announced for CinefestOZ’s Cinesnaps Short Film Competition.

Participants will need to create three to five-minute movies, which will be shown at the annual CinfestOZ film festival to be judged by filmmakers and industry professionals.

This time the competition will be open for students from Years 7-12, not just Years 10-12 as in previous years.

Young Busselton filmmaker Poppy Treloar won this year’s contest with her short film Sand Box, beating 2018 and 2019 back-to-back winners James Kenworthy and Cooper Warrick from Cape Naturaliste College. Treloar said it was a great way for aspiring filmmakers to get their work recognised and she encouraged next year’s participants to work hard.

“You want to get to the end of editing your film and feel really happy with it,” she said.

Set in Busselton, Bunbury and Margaret River, this year’s event saw 23 production teams from nine South West schools enter the competition to tackle the theme Suitcase.

CinefestOZ community manager Gabrielle Whirledge said the 2020 field of entrants had demonstrated a range of versatility and artistic resilience.

The competition is open to South West and Albany-based youth in secondary school. Entries open on December 1.

For details head to cinesnaps.com.au.

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