Tropfest has recently announced the 16 finalists who’s films will be screened across the nation when the world’s largest short film festival kicks off on Sunday December 8th.
An eclectic assortment of films will be on show, ranging from thrillers and comedies to documentaries and dramas, which have all been inspired by the Festival’s signature item of Change. The 16 finalists have explored this theme in diverse and creative ways. Tropfest founder and director John Polson has said he is pleasantly surprised at the number and quality of film submissions this year.
“We are thrilled by the strength, creativity and originality of the films submitted. The ideas, influences and filmmaking approaches are never the same – and that’s been no different this time around,” he says.
Tropfest will take place at Sydney’s Centennial Park, and the films will be judged by a panel of celebrities and industry heavyweights with past judges including Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Will Smith, Salma Hayek and Sam Worthington, among others.
In addition to receiving international industry exposure, the winner of Tropfest will recieve a new Toyota Corolla Levin ZR; a Nikon D800 DSLR and $2,000 RRP worth of Nikon lenses; $10,000 courtesy of Kennedy Miller Mitchell; and a trip to Los Angeles to meet some top industry executives, thanks to Motion Picture Association and Australian Screen Association.
For more info about past winners, themes or Tropfest’s global events, head to www.tropfest.com.au
And the finalists are:
Title: Sorry Baby Finalists: Spencer and Lloyd Harvey Location: NSW
Title: L.O.V.E Insurance for the Heart Finalists: Rachel Lane Location: NSW
Title: Stew Finalists: Steven Woodburn Location: NSW
Title: Makeover Finalists: Don Percy Location: VIC
Title: Bamboozled Finalists: Matt Hardie Location: NSW
Title: Ariel Finalists: Claude Gonzalez Location: NSW
Title: Off the Meter Finalists: Carl Sorheim Location: VIC
Title: Darkness Comes Finalists: John Marsh Location: NSW
Title: Charades Finalists: Julian Lucas Location: VIC
Title: Coping Finalists: Kaiya Jones Location: VIC
Title: Sine Finalists: Adrian Cabrie Location: VIC
Title: Still Life Finalists: Martin Sharpe Location: VIC
Title: Revive Finalists: Ruben Pracas Location: WA
Title: Truth Is… Finalists: Ben Davies Location: NSW
Title: The Squirrel King Finalists: Dimitri Ellerington Location: NSW
Title: Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense Finalists: Tom Abood Location: NSW