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Tropfest celebrates 20 years

We hope you like bagels. As a tribute to New York City, the 20th annual Tropfest short-film festival from Australia has made it a rule this year that all of its filmmakers must somehow find a way to incorporate the spherical-shaped bread into their work. Tonight, see the results when the eight finalists show their films in Bryant Park. Keeping it Aussie, Hugh Jackman will host the show, with live music by Doveman, Alexi Murdoch, and Milagres. Judges Rose Byrne, Judah Friedlander, Jennifer Westfeldt, Ted Hope, and Scott Foundas will proclaim the $20,000 grand-prize winner. Tropfest started at the Tropicana Caffe in Sydney and is credited for launching the movie careers of such well-known Australians as Joel Edgerton and Sam Worthington. Perhaps a star (or, at least, a new use for bagels) will be born tonight.
Sat., June 23, 3 p.m., 2012

 
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sid03
sid03

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

 
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