Greetings from Australia
Here we are getting weary of Tropfest.
700 film makers in Australia paid an entry fee of $40 for the privilege of making a commissioned work for Tropfest. Film makers consuming thousands of dollars in value of labour and equipment use. the end result was just self promotion for the founders.
On top of that they signed away up all their rights to the organisers. How crazy is that? There is no assurance that the films had even been judged and viewed and if so by who and on what criteria
The prize was a crappy donated camera or a ticket to the US and a promise possibility of being on a DVD which was never made