Arts & Entertainment


Tropfest finalists

Tropfest makes a splash this year with 16 finalists from a diverse talent pool. Genres to be screened will include comedy, drama, thriller, documentary, mockumentary and animation.

Tropfest organisers have selected the finalists with diversity in mind, and an eye on bringing out topical themes portrayed in a special way. For example, some of the more interesting heroes in this year’s competition will be gay bikies, werewolves, people-smuggling taxi drivers, ‘Squirrel King’, New York street photographers, and winning-obsessed amateur charades players. All of these films treat their themes with creativity and innovation.

This year also sees the introduction of a new category for films shot on stills-cameras. Nearly half of the entries submitted were shot entirely on DSLR and Tropfest have decided to recognise this new medium.

Celebs to look out for during this year’s submissions are, Alan Fletcher (Dr Karl, Neighbours), Gigi Edgely (Rescue: Special Ops) and David ‘The Wolfman’ Williams of the Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League team. (LC)

Dec 8, Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park, Sydney, free,

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