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CQUni signs on as CinefestOZ Festival Partner

CQUni signs on as CinefestOZ Festival Partner

Published:05 July 2018

CinefestOZ has announced an exciting new partnership with CQUniversity, which has a growing presence in Western Australia.

CinefestOZ CEO Malinda Nixon said she was thrilled to have a university partner, particularly with the festival being so closely connected with students through the Cinesnaps schools program and short film competition.

“CQUniversity provides a broad range of distance courses in the creative, performing and visual art fields,” she said.

“It's a positive step that regional and rural students can study interactive media, video and animation from anywhere, and with access to multimedia computer laboratories and production studios, will learn how digital media works using industry-standard software tools and techniques.”

CQUniversity’s Associate Vice-Chancellor (Western Australia), Professor Trevor Davison says the University is “looking forward to being associated with this renowned CinefestOz event, which is a highlight of the Capes region cultural and social calendar, as part of our ‘giving back’ ethos and in terms of boosting the University’s profile and community involvement”.

CQUniversity Busselton Study Hub Coordinator Angela Bancilhon said she was thrilled to be a part of CinefestOZ and to support a film festival that is so engaged with regional students.

“The CinefestOZ Cinesnaps program encourages students to develop an appreciation of the filmmaking process, as well as the role film, as a digital medium, plays in our culture,” she said.

“We love the emphasis CinefestOZ places on providing opportunities to regional students which is very much aligned with our core values.”

CQUniversity has a Perth CBD campus and study hubs in Karratha, Busselton and Broome, along with a presence in Geraldton with the Geraldton Universities Centre.

About CinefestOZ:

Set in the seaside centres of Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and the Margaret River wine region, CinefestOZ premieres feature films and events in the region’s cinemas, wineries, small bars and galleries, making it a feast for the senses.

CinefestOZ is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program,

Rio Tinto is a proud Premium Partner of CinefestOZ. The festival acknowledges its strong partnership with Screenwest; Western Australia’s screen funding and development agency.