The Tropfest Craft Awards will return to the Festival in 2015, presented by Tropfest’s Camera and Lens Partner, Nikon.
Last held in 2011, these awards recognise excellence in the fields of cinematography, editing, scoring, screenwriting, VFX and sound design.
A coveted ‘fruit trophy’ hand made by Dinosaur Designs plus a generous store credit from Nikon will be awarded to the best in each category from the 16 finalist films, which will be screened at live sites around Australia and on SBS 2 on Sunday December 6 2015.
Michael Laverty, Managing Director of Tropfest said, “Over the past 23 years, Tropfest has had one singular goal in mind: to give filmmakers the platform to have their stories seen and heard. We do this every year because we hope that the enormous exposure a Tropfest screening offers, will directly and indirectly impact the careers of those who participate in the making of Tropfest short films."
“From filmmakers to cast, crew and creatives, whatever their discipline, Tropfest can be a game-changing moment. It’s the one time the whole nation comes together for a big, FREE night out to laugh, cry and ultimately watch short films as a community. That’s a powerful thing, and we’re just proud to be able to make it happen for filmmakers year on year.”
“Now with the return of the Craft Awards, we’re able to share the limelight with the specialists who contribute in a huge way to make that incredible moment possible for the 16 selected filmmakers whose films are screened,” he said.