Trop Jr returns!
Trop Jr reveals Finalists for new date in February 2016
Australia’s youngest budding filmmakers, 15 years and under, are pushing all the buttons this year. Films featuring astronauts, luchadores (Mexican wrestlers), scientific experiments, and time machines, are taking over the big screen, all including the Trop Jr Signature Item "BUTTON".
Presented by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), Trop Jr is Tropfest’s film festival for kids, by kids. And now, thanks to support from CGU Insurance, Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, as well as Trop Jr, is back to screen in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands on Sunday 14 February, 2016.
The mini-moviemakers have produced engaging shorts with visual effects to boot; including explosions, gun shoot outs, stop motion and even two films incorporating 3D animation!
This finalist selection features a number of familiar faces, with a total of six of the 15 finalist films made by previous Trop Jr finalists. For the first time, there’s even a brother duo battling it out for the top gong. Oliver Marsden will be screening his film alongside younger brother, Sebastian.
“Tropfest is about fostering the growth of the Australian film industry, and these Trop Jr finalists are a shining example of filmmakers whose career trajectories could be limitless” said John Polson, Tropfest Founder and Director.
“I’m excited for Australia to see the work of these future film leaders. Not only are their filmmaking skills off the charts, but some present a world view so astoundingly sophisticated, it is hard to believe they are all so young!” said Polson.
Trop Jr is the world’s largest short film festival for kids, by kids, and will screen live outdoors on the big screen to hundreds of fans at Sydney’s Centennial Parklands. The free event is a unique opportunity for these emerging filmmakers to launch budding careers, proving without doubt that age should never be a barrier to success.
Check out the Finalists here.