Thursday, February 18, 2010


It’s that time of year again. You may or may not have decided this is the year to finally try your hand at a short film, but you definitely know someone who knows someone who has. They've mulled over the Tropfest Signature Item 'dice' and come up with a few quirky ideas, which may or may not involve raiding the Monopoly set. Entries are now closed, the sixteen finalists announced, and it's time to start planning your pilgrimage to the Domain. One hundred and fifty thousand people will descend upon the Domain, with live satellite links across the country and another two hundred and thirty-five thousand odd tuning in on Foxtel’s Movie Extra.

The event kicks off with the little ‘uns, TropJr finalists, screening at 1pm. This year also marks the entry of a new category, the Telstra Mobile Masterpieces, with three finalists screening their mobile phone film creations. Then the main event of seven-minute wonders, consistently boasting ludicrous talent (and usually judged by big name luminaries), which is already on display in Tropfest’s gorgeous, animated trailer. So it’s time to pray for good weather, and prepare for rain. Sydneysiders have done more than one drenched dash out of the Domain come Tropfest night, but that’s just the roll of the dice.

For your diaries: Sunday 21st February

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