John Polson

Tropfest turns 25, celebrates by becoming not for profit and introducing new agenda

July 2, 2016

After a few turbulent years, the world’s largest short film festival has announced it will become a not for profit business and will shift it’s focus to attracting more women filmmakers and introduce a board to promote the longevity of the organization. 25 years ago, John Polson and a couple of his friends stood outside […]

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Yianni Rowlands Four Year Filmmaking Journey Ends With Tropfest Jr Win

February 15, 2016

An evocative Claymation on breaking down barriers has seen Yianni Rowlands aged 15 win Trop Jr 2016. His film, Chess People, is set in an imaginary chess world where everything is split in two by a great wall and two boys either side of the wall protesting against a call for war. Tropfest Founder and Director, John Polson […]

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