TSI

Tropfest is unique in that all films made for the festival must include the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI). The TSI changes each year and it shows us that films have been made specifically that year’s festival. The TSI can be interpreted by filmmakers in any way they choose and can be used as a main part of the film’s story or just as a very subtle inclusion. In 2012, the Tropfest New York TSI was “Bagel” and in 2013, the TSI was “Bridge”.

For 2014, the TSI is “KISS”. 

Past TSI’s from Australia have included:

2011 Key
Tropfest 2011 Creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Dice
Tropfest 2010 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009 Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 The number 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Sneeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Bubble

Tropfest 2006 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Umbrella

Tropfest 2005 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 Hook

Tropfest 2004 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 Rock

Tropfest 2003 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 Match

Tropfest 2002 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 Horn

Tropfest 2001creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Bug

Tropfest 2000 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999 Chopsticks

Tropfest 1999 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998 Kiss

Tropfest 1998 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 Pickle

Tropfest 1997creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996 Teaspoon

Tropfest 1996 creative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995 Coffee bean

1994 Muffin

1993 No TSI

You can read more about the history of the TSI HERE.