Lights, camera, action, Tropfest opens 2019 submissions

MOVIE MAKERS: Tropfest is open to anyone with a camera and a story to tell - all you have to do is start shooting. Picture: Tropfest.
MOVIE MAKERS: Tropfest is open to anyone with a camera and a story to tell - all you have to do is start shooting. Picture: Tropfest.

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia is encouraging submissions from amateurs and pros for 2019. 

Filmmakers with a burning passion for storytelling are invited to enter their films, with submissions opening next week. 

Every year, Tropfest lights the way to stardom for filmmakers from all backgrounds, screening stories live to crowds of thousands. 

The 2019 winner will join the ranks of successful Tropfest alumni currently making waves globally.

In Tropfest tradition, films must be no longer than seven minutes, and must contain the Tropfest Signature Item.

This year, the signature item is a ‘candle’ – it is entirely up to entrants as to how they include the TSI in their film. 

“Tropfest paved the way to success for some of the hottest film talent in the world, from critically-acclaimed directors to beloved on-screen legends including Sam Worthington and Rebel Wilson,” Tropfest founder and director John Polson said.

“It’s a spectacular platform that spotlights budding talent, and skyrockets them into global superstars.   

​“Last year, we enjoyed a great mix of Australian narratives, from one of the most diverse line-ups of finalists in Trop history.

“This year, we look forward to showcasing even more stories from Australia’s vivid cultural cross-section on the big screen,” he said.

Tropfest is open to anyone with a camera and a story to tell - all you have to do is start shooting.

Entries open for submission through the Tropfest website on October 17 2018.

For festival details, screening venues and regular updates visit www.tropfest.org.au 

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