Film prize Gateway to more success

Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Rio Tinto’s Gaby Poirier, Cinesnaps patron Myles Pollard, winners James Kenworthy and Cooper Warick, actor Eddie Baroo and director Carolyn Constantine.
Camera IconRio Tinto’s Gaby Poirier, Cinesnaps patron Myles Pollard, winners James Kenworthy and Cooper Warick, actor Eddie Baroo and director Carolyn Constantine.

A short film produced by two Cape Naturaliste College students have won the CinefestOz Cinesnaps Short Film competition.

The Grand Finale event, hosted by actors Alex Williams and Travis Jeffery, attracted more than 200 people.

James Kenworthy and Cooper Warwick’s film Gateway tells the story of two boys and a dog who find a mysterious mirror in the bush. The mirror transports them to another dimension, where they are faced with a strange predator.

Jaxon D’Ath, of Bunbury’s Manea College, was the runner-up with his film, Mirror Dimensions.

The 2018 Cinesnaps theme was mirrors, and 22 entries from across the State were narrowed down to seven finalists.

Cinesnaps patron Myles Pollard and industry professionals Carolyn Constantine and Eddie Baroo were on the judging panel.

While not a Cinesnaps entry, Busselton Senior High School students Veroonika Dannock, Jessica Ryall, Isla Whitby and Olivia Hewitt screened their film Cracked at the Grand Finale as part of IndigifestOZ.

Entry packs for the 2019 Cinesnaps Short Film competition will be released in November.

CinefestOz jury chair Sigrid Thornton with Cinesnaps winners James Kenworthy and Cooper Warwick from Cape Naturaliste College, and actor David Wenham.
Camera IconCinefestOz jury chair Sigrid Thornton with Cinesnaps winners James Kenworthy and Cooper Warwick from Cape Naturaliste College, and actor David Wenham. Credit: CinefestOz

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