2012 saw the return of Telstra Mobile Masterpieces, Tropfest’s mobile film category. Telstra Mobile Masterpieces recognizes the growing interest in mobile films.
Films entered had to follow the same rules as any other Tropfest film – be no longer than 7 minutes, be made specifically for Movie Extra Tropfest and include the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) for 2012 – ‘LIGHT BULB’. And of course, the film had to have been shot entirely on a mobile phone or tablet device.
3 finalists were chosen and all 3 were screened on Sunday, 19 February as part of Movie Extra Tropfest 2012.
Jason van Genderen’s film ‘The 53rd Hour’ took out First Prize, receiving $5,000 cash from Telstra! The two Runners Up each received $500 cash and a Telstra mobile phone.
The 53rd Hour
Directed by Jason van Genderen (NSW)
A single dad documents 8 months of weekly separation from his children on his iPhone.
Always The Son…
Directed by Christian Doran and John Frohlich (ACT)
How many fathers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Smokers Are People Too
Directed by Samantha Young (NT)
Danielle reveals herself to be a smoker over Christmas lunch. But can we really help her if she won’t help herself?