Calling all budding filmmakers under 15 years of age…
TROP JR kicks off its search for Scorseses-and-Spielbergs-in-the-making
ENTRIES ARE OPEN for TROP JR 2013
– the largest short film festival in the world FOR KIDS by KIDS –
With a massive pool of prizes, including the chance to have your film screened to thousands of people,
TROP JR 2013 is an opportunity any budding filmmaker would be mad to miss.
In Trop Jr tradition:
- All entrants must be 15 years or younger
- All entries must be 7 minutes or less
- All entries must be be a world premiere
- All entries must contain the Trop Jr 2013 Signature Item – ‘JUMP’
- Entries will close on January 3, 2013.
With Trop Jr attracting more entries year after year, organisers are expecting this competition to be the biggest yet.
Last year’s winners, 15-year-old school friends Max Barden and Tim Sheehan from Kew, Victoria, created their winning film on a budget of only $20. The boys started their film Let’s Make a Movie on Boxing Day, a comedy about the difficulties in picking a genre for a Trop Jr film, just a few weeks before Trop Jr entries closed.
Since winning Trop Jr the boys have been keeping their parents busy with short filmmaking and performing in plays and television pilots. They are considering entering Trop Jr again.
Other winners in last year’s Festival included Cascades, which was made with no budget, and the Claymation film I think you stink, which was made for $150.
Tropfest Founder and Director, John Polson, says “At its heart, Trop Jr is about encouraging kids to explore their creativity through film. From where we stand, we can see a huge community of young kids with an enormous passion for filmmaking.”
“In the Festival’s short history, we’ve celebrated the work of some seriously talented young filmmakers. We have no doubt that many of the kids who enter Trop Jr will be part of the next generation of successful career filmmakers.”
The Festival’s Presenting Partner, The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), will once again provide invaluable support to the Festival.
“The ACTF loves supporting Trop Jr. Every year we are bowled over by the finalist films, which never cease to amaze us with their variety and creativity” says the ACTF’s CEO, Jenny Buckland.
Trop Jr will take place at venues across Australia on Sunday, February 17, 2013.
Visit www.tropjr.com for entry information and subscribe to Trop Jr News for regular updates.
If you’re too old for Trop Jr, visit Movie Extra Tropfest Australia for festival details.