THE ULTIMATE SHORT FILM CHALLENGE RETURNS

Dachshunds. Weekends. Tyrion Lannister. Three things that are short, but awesome.

Joining them is #TROPVINE: the short filmmaking competition where the films are no more than six seconds long. 

We first launched #TROPVINE in partnership with Twitter Australia in 2014,  and now the competition returns with a new signature item and a MASSIVE new prize.

 

WHAT YOU CAN WIN
The winner of #TROPVINE 2015 will take home $5,000 cash, a Nikon 1 V3 Kit with a 10-30mm lens, a year of Spotify premium plus a VIP trip to Sydney including Qantas flights to Sydney plus accommodation at hip designer hotel QT Sydney!

Anyone, from anywhere, is invited to enter by creating a six-second Vine film featuring this year’s TSI (Tropfest Signature Item) – "CARD”. Terms and conditions of entry are available here.

Last year's winning entry by Tee Ken Ng went on to be nominated for a Shorty Award (up against Michelle Obama’s), for ‘Vine of the Year’ in New York.

 

HOW TO ENTER

STEP ONE: Download the Vine app, make an original Vine film, inspired by the Tropfest Australia 2015 TSI “CARD”, and tweet it to @TROPFEST using the competition hashtags #tropvine and #card

Make sure you've read and understood the terms and conditions of entry before you tweet your entry to @TROPFEST.

STEP TWO: Follow @TROPFEST on Twitter. This is only so we can contact you should your entry become shortlisted!

STEP THREE: Once you’ve tweeted your film to @TROPFEST, it will be moderated by the Trop Team before appearing here on this page. Once it's live, we'll Direct Message you with a link to your film.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

A judging panel will select the Top 10-20 Vine entries which will screen live at the #TROPVINE Festival Night in Sydney on August 12. One winner will be awarded on the night!

WANT SOME TIPS?

Ken Ng (@teekenng) shares his experience winning #TROPVINE 2014 plus his top three Vine-making tips with us.

You can also check out eleven of our favourite tips from Vine expert Ian Padgham (@origiful) and the Tropfest team.

We've also compiled some of the best entries from last year's competition for you to draw some inspiration from.

CONFUSED ABOUT THE TSI?

The TSI (or Tropfest Signature Item) can be included in your #TROPVINE film in any way you like and any interpretation of “CARD” is accepted – business card, greeting card, sim card, memory card, credit card, cardboard etc.

Be creative!