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Seven cities to screen Tropfest in february

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Food stalls, live music and interactive film events are what can be expected when Tropfest kicks off around the nation on Sunday 17 February 2013. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive audience at LIVE events across Australia.   Venues include: Suncorp Piazza in Brisbane, the Wollongong Botanic Gardens, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Perth’s Bohemia Outdoor Cinema, Commonwealth Park in Canberra, Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradise and of c...

Josh Leake Wins the MPA Top Prize for “Emptys” At TROPFEST Short Film Festival

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After nearly eight hours of programming and in front of a capacity crowd of more than 10,000 people, Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival - concluded in New York with Josh Leake of Portland, Oregon claiming the top prize for a film called “Emptys,” made for merely $1,300 dollars. The aspiring filmmaker beat out seven other hopefuls in the first ever U.S. Tropfest competition, and earned $20,000 from the Motion Picture Association (MPA).  Alexander Poe came in second and Ma...

Photo Booth

Director: Michael Noonan.
Three soldiers find a photo booth in the middle of a desolate, war-torn landscape and soon realise it carries a strange but disturbing message for each of them. As they enter the mysterious booth one by one, harboring their own fears and anxieties, their image is captured and a picture emerges, revealing the consequences that lie ahead for each of them: a happy family reunion for one, a fractured relationship for another and the ultimate, terrifying sacrifice for the third.

Hugh Jackman will host the main event at Tropfest NY

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Tropfest began twenty years ago when Director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia, for 200 guests. Today the annual free festival in Sydney receives thousands of submissions, is attended by more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. This summer Tropfest arrives in the U.S. beginning with a weekend of activities at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 1-3, cel...

Stars Outshine Lightening for Tropfest’s 20th Birthday

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Alethea Jones, from Melbourne won Tropfest’s 20th Birthday competition.  Jones’s film “Lemonade Stand” was awarded first prize by a stellar judging panel of Oscar Winners - Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and acclaimed actresses Toni Collette and Asher Keddie.   Australian directors Alex Proyas and Kieran Darcy-Smith, visiting New Yorker - screenwriter Charles Randolph, Tropfest Arabia Winner Jassem Al Jabbouri and 2011 Movie Extra Tropfest winner ...

Tropfest has staged the first ever Tropfest ‘Roughcuts’, with film industry heavyweights such as Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush

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  A DAY OF FILM INSIGHT FOR ROUGH BUFFS                                                                                                                                                 Tropfest in collaboration with Screen NSW has staged the first ever Tropfest ‘Roughcuts’, with film industry heavyweights such as Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, and seas...

Filmmakers Fire Up For Tropfest’s 20th Birthday!

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Movie Extra Tropfest Australia today announces the 15 lucky filmmakers who will light up screens across the nation for Tropfest’s 20th competition. Finalists include second generation filmmaker Matilda Brown, Damian McLindon, director of the self-help documentary The Secret, and Tropfest’s youngest ever finalist, 16 year old star of the Foxtel hit series ‘Tangled’, Eva Lazzaro. For the second year, Tropfest fans have the opportunity to choose the 16th Finalist that will premiere at the ...

Tropfest Announces Roughcut 2012

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Tropfest announced today Charles Randolph, celebrated international screenwriter and producer of the 2011 box office hit Love and Other Drugs, will present the keynote address at filmmaker symposium, Tropfest Roughcut, on Saturday 18 February, 2012. Randolph will travel from New York to Sydney for the event.   Also confirmed to speak is high-profile Australian film editor Jason Ballantine and Kieran Darcy-Smith, whose new feature, Wish You Were Here, has been selected to open the ...

Tropfest thrilled with submissions levels

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The self procalaimed world’s largest short film festival MOVIE EXTRA TROPFEST announces that entries are now closed. Finalist announcement revealed on February 3rd, 2012. Sixteen lucky finalists will have their work screened to a massive live audience at events across Australia on Sunday 19 February 2012, with both international and interstate finalists flown from their home city to Sydney to join in the celebrations. The event will also be televised live to hundreds of thousands of viewers ...

Tropfest’s Take on the New York Minute

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The New York minute is being multiplied by seven as Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival lands on US shores with Tropfest New York. The stateside launch has secured support from film industry heavyweight “Ambassadors” Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia and Charles Randolph. Tropfest New York City festivities are scheduled for June 2012. American filmmakers and audiences will take part in this global phenomenon and watch ...

fresh film talent at the London Australian Film Festival

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The 17th London Australian Film Festival Thursday 5 to Thursday 12 May 2011 barbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527   Spring is in the air and so it's time for a breath of fresh film talent from Down Under as the Barbican hosts the 17th London Australian Film Festival, bringing audiences the best in contemporary Australian features, documentaries, shorts and, new for 2011, artist films. This edition runs from Thursday 5 May to Thursday 12 May 2011 wi...

New York’s Asbury Shorts ,

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Asbury Shorts , New York’s longest running annual exhibition of award winning independent short films, will present “A Evening of the World’s Best Short Films” on Saturday August 23rd @ 7:30pm in the historic Paramount Theater, on the boardwalk, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The fast-paced program will feature 2 short films by Jason Reitman, an Academy Award Nominee earlier this year for directing the mega hit feature film “JUNO.” Tickets cost $12 and will be sold as general admission...

Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival

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Establishing itself as a New York film tradition on par with its Down Under namesake, Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival, today announced it will return to downtown Manhattan for its third year on Friday, September 26, 2008. Previously presented at Trofest@Tribeca in association with the Tribeca Film Festival, Tropfest NY 2008 marks the first time the free public outdoor festival will be presented independently by Tropfest and its founder John Polson. Tropfest NY will bring a...

Adelaide Film Festival wins award for Festival of the Year!

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The Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to win The Inside Film Magazine IF Award for Festival of the Year, announced at the Inside Film IF Awards on Friday 16 November. Coming hot on the heels of the Adelaide Film Festival’s inclusion in Variety’s Top 50 International Film Festivals, the IF Award for Festival of the Year is yet another ringing endorsement of one of the youngest but most dynamic and innovative festivals in the world. Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick, says, ‘The festiva...

Adelaide Film Festival wins award for Festival of the Year!

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The Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to win The Inside Film Magazine IF Award for Festival of the Year, announced at the Inside Film IF Awards on Friday 16 November.Coming hot on the heels of the Adelaide Film Festival’s inclusion in Variety’s Top 50 International Film Festivals, the IF Award for Festival of the Year is yet another ringing endorsement of one of the youngest but most dynamic and innovative festivals in the world.Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick, says, ‘The festival te...

Adelaide Film Festival wins award for Festival of the Year!

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The Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to win The Inside Film Magazine IF Award for Festival of the Year, announced at the Inside Film IF Awards on Friday 16 November.Coming hot on the heels of the Adelaide Film Festival’s inclusion in Variety’s Top 50 International Film Festivals, the IF Award for Festival of the Year is yet another ringing endorsement of one of the youngest but most dynamic and innovative festivals in the world.Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick, says, ‘The festival te...

Tropfest@Tribeca 2007 Awards

Tuesday, September 25-------- Tropfest@Tribeca, the new outdoor short film screenings event that attracted nearly 7500 attendees on Sunday evening in lower Manhattan, announced its award winners. The new Festival, a collaboration between Tribeca Enterprises and John Polson, creator of Australia’s Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, premiered 16 films at the World Financial Center Plaza in New York and was also sent live via satellite to Brookfield Properties FCP Park at First ...

Tropfest At Tribeca

 Wedneday, September 20---------- A little bit of Australia is making its way to downtown Manhattan this Sunday, when Tropfest@Tribeca 2007, the latest venture by the Tribeca Film Festival, gets into gear to offer New York film buffs a chance to sample some of the world's most provocative short films. Tropfest began in Australia in 1993 and has become the world's largest short film festival. Now, a New York version will unspool as a FREE EVENT (nice)  at the World Financial Center Plaza near G...

Finalists Announced for SA Short Screen Awards 2006

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Finalists Announced for SA Short Screen Awards 2006SA’s Premier Competition for Emerging FilmmakersThe Media Resource Centre (MRC) announced today the finalists for the 2006 SA Short Screen Awards, proudly driven by Toyota. The SA Short Screen Awards (SASSA) is SA’s premier competition for local emerging filmmakers, with prizes for thirteen different genre and craft categories. Director of the MRC, Imogen Selley, said today ‘The quality of the films submitted this year is outstanding and...

Stars & Streakers Steal the Stage at Sydney’s Tropfest

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As festival judge Geoffrey Rush announced the winners in front of a 130,000 strong national audience, bursting at the seams to fit into Sydney’s Domain for Sydney’s Tropfest, he proudly declared; “When I look out here at the enormous crowd, and at all the talent up on stage, I see the Australian film industry is not in the doldrums!” It was a night full of surprises; Firstly, because it didn’t rain. (Gloomy weather had threatened to rain on Sydney’s red carpet parade, but just as ...

Fitzroy shorts "it doesn’t matter that it’s short as long as it fitz"

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FITZROY SHORTS March 3rd"it doesn’t matter that it’s short as long as it fitz.."This month features short doco Cut Outs about the current stencil art boom in Melbourne by Cassandra Bakic and Tropfest Best Film award winner Emma Freeman’s new short film Mittens which was pre- selected for the Academy Awards in 2003 …and one to surprise us all is the hilarious mocumentary Stunt C*ck’s all the way from the U.S, featuring Lou Diamond Phillips and real life porn star Ron Jeremy (and no it...

Sony Tropfest 2004 in Sydney, Melbourne...

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HOOK UP FOR SONY TROPFEST 2004! The largest of short film festivals is on its way, so grab a picnic blanket, “HOOK” up with some good friends and prepare to be amused, surprised and entertained at Sony Tropfest, Sunday 22 February 2004. This summer will see the return of Australia’s largest short film festival to audiences nationwide. Get hooked on the drama, the entertainment and the hilarity of the short films created specifically for Australia’s unadulterated viewing pleasure! All sho...
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