Tropfest finalists announced

03 February, 2010 by IF

Press release from Tropfest

The world’s largest short film festival, Movie Extra Tropfest, has selected the 16 finalists to headline the annual event to be held on Sunday February 21. The festival will offer audiences across Australia an eclectic lineup of films from homegrown talent!

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John Polson, the Director/Founder of Movie Extra Tropfest, shares his thoughts on choosing the final sixteen:

“Watching the entries each year is one the best parts of my job. But choosing the 16 finalists is one of the toughest! This year’s line-up encompasses an incredible, entertaining and thought-provoking mix of comedy, drama, animation, documentary and even mocumentary! There are some familiar faces amongst the 16 finalists, including some past Tropfest finalists, but it’s also great to be able to showcase some of Australia’s best, new filmmaking talent.”

Movie Extra Tropfest is proud to reveal the 16 finalists for the 2010 festival.
Title: AWAKENING
Director: Liam Newton
State: ACT Title: NO DICE HOLLYWOOD
Director: Paul Watters
State: NSW
Title: EVERY SECOND WEEKEND
Director: Scott Holgate & Tony Nicholls
State: ACT Title: ONE…
Director: Damon Gameau & Gareth Davies
State: NSW
Title: FALLING BACKWARDS
Director: Harrison Murray
State: VIC Title: SHOCK
Director: Abe Forsythe
State: NSW
Title: FISH LIPS
Director: Duane Fogwell
State: NSW Title: SMOKING WILL KILL YOU
Director: Raphael Sammut
State: VIC
Title: HAPPENSTANCE
Director: John Marsh
State: NSW Title: STAKEOUT
Director: Gene Alberts
State: NSW
Title: HOW GOD WORKS
Director: Matilda Brown
State: NSW Title: TESTICLE
Director: Sheldon Lieberman & Igor Coric
State: QLD
Title: MY NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS BEEN OVERRUN BY BABOONS
Director: Cameron Edser & Michael Richards
State: SA Title: THE LAST ROLL OF THE DICE
Director: Matthew Chuang
State: NSW
Title: NIC & SHAUNA
Director: Alyssa McClelland
State: NSW Title: THERE HAD BETTER BE BLOOD
Director: Charles Williams
State: VIC

Movie Extra Tropfest is proud to reveal the three Telstra Mobile Masterpieces finalists for the 2010 festival.

Title: DESIGN CRIMES
Director: Jason Van Genderen
State: NSW
Title: FREQUENCY
Director: Joel Sabadin
State: VIC
Title: MISSING YOU
Director: Gerry Tacovsky
State: NSW

The total prize pool for all categories is valued at $150,000. For more information about prizes and other awards presented on the night, please go to www.tropfest.com/au.

Movie Extra Tropfest is a free, public event screened nationally to a live audience of more than 150,000 via simultaneous satellite broadcast in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth (tape delay). 2010 marks the second live and national TV broadcast of the festival via the Movie Extra Channel, bringing the finalist film screening festival highlights direct to an audience of over 1 million Foxtel and Austar subscribers.

LIVE FESTIVAL SITES

Sydney: The Domain
Presented by Movie Extra Tropfest
Grounds Open 12pm
Melbourne:
Exciting new festival site to be revealed soon! Canberra:
Commonwealth Park, Canberra
Presented by The ACT Government
Brisbane:
Riverside Green, Brisbane
Presented by QPIX Perth:
Bohemia Outdoor Cinema Presented by the Film and Television Institute Hobart:
Salamanca Square Presented by SAC and Wide Angle Tasmania and Screen Tasmania
Surfers Paradise:
Circle on Cavill
Presented by Surfers Paradise Alliance Adelaide:
Tropfest at the Bay – By the Beachouse
Presented by The Media Resource Centre in partnership with the City of Holdfast Bay


Visit www.tropfest.com/au for festival details, screening venues and regular updates on all things Trop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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