Magazine article Screen International

Tropfest Sets Lineup

Magazine article Screen International

Tropfest Sets Lineup

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Australia short film fest reveals 16 finalists.

Tropfest 2014 (Dec 7) has announced 16 finalists for this year's festival held in Sydney.

Local actors to appear in films include Steve Vizard, Pia Miranda, Roy Billing and Cassandra Magrath.

The judges will pick the winner live on the Festival Night, with the first prize-winning filmmaker taking home a Toyota, $10,000 cash, a trip to Los Angeles for a week of meetings with film executives (courtesy of Motion Picture Association and the Australian Screen Association), a Nikon D810 and DSLR camera and $2,000 RRP worth of Nikkor lenses and accessories.

"It's been twenty three years since Tropfest first began and every year the films entered into the competition remind me of why I started this in the first place - to raise the profile of creative filmmakers and to share stories that, without this platform, might not otherwise be told," said Tropfest founder and director John Polson.

The festival's theme this year was 'Mirror'.

NEW SOUTH WALES FINALISTS

- A Lady & A Robot - Toby Morris (NSW, Newtown)

- Cavity - Jacobie Gray (NSW, Cammeray)

- Little Bondi - Michael Demosthenous (NSW, Putney) and Stephen James King (NSW, North Bondi)

- Red Nuts - Jackson Mullane (NSW, Stanwell Tops)

- INVERSE - Liam Connor (NSW, Burringbar)

- Spirit Stones - Millie Rose Heywood (NSW, Surry Hills)

- Twisted - Stuart Bowen (NSW, Newtown)

- Untitled - David Karacic (NSW, South Hurstville)and Michael Karacic (NSW, South Hurstville)

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