“You’re in midtown Manhattan, walking the carpet, getting your picture taken by dozens of photographers, talking to magazines and newspapers about some no-money short film you shot the month before and then you get to screen your film for thousands of people and talk about it onstage with Hugh Jackman? That’s not usually what happens when you make a short film.” – Alexander Poe, “The Break-Up Tour”, finalist at Tropfest New York 2012
Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, recently held its debut event in Bryant Park in front of a packed crowd of 10,000 people. On a balmy New York summer day, and with the inimitable Hugh Jackman as host, the stage was set for an exceptional event, which featured ‘Best of’ films from Tropfest’s 20-year history, 8 finalist films competing for $20,000 and plenty of live music and short films.
Building on Tropfest’s two decades of bringing short films to the forefront of popular culture, and giving rising-star filmmakers a platform to showcase their skills, Tropfest took New York by storm and will be back again next year on June 22, 2013.
In the meantime, Tropfest wants to talk to YOU – the next generation of filmmakers – at your college, film school or film group this Fall.
If you’re interested in film, film production, how to get a break in the film industry and finding out more about the Tropfest experience (plus getting the chance to see some mind-blowing short films in the process), we want you to let us know. Email us at email@example.com and tell us: your name and contact details, what college or film school you attend, info about any student film group or organization you are a part of and the best way for us to come and speak to you!
This is an excellent opportunity for you to find out some great filmmaking tips, to speak to industry experts – including Tropfest founder/director John Polson – and to get a leg up on the rest of the competition at Tropfest 2013!
We look forward to seeing you soon and feel free to pass this on to your like-minded film friends!