The young Spielbergs of Australia have truly let their imaginations take flight for this year’s Trop Jr, if the 15 finalist films are anything to go by! Pirates, superheroes, soldiers, circus performers, musicians and robbers will take centre stage on the big screen when Trop Jr hits Sydney on Sunday 7 December 2014.
The TSI (Trop Jr Signature Item) for this Trop Jr is “FLY”, leading to some highly original and creative interpretations ranging from cranky seagulls to kites caught in trees, soaring superheroes and flyaway packages.
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 Park. The free event is a unique opportunity for the young filmmakers to launch budding careers in front of a huge crowd, proving without doubt that age should never be a barrier to success!
A record-breaking six of the 15 finalist films this year have been made by previous entrants and winners of Trop Jr. Clearly, these young film buffs just can’t get enough of the fun and excitement of the festival!
“We’re thrilled to see a number of returning entrants,” said Tropfest Managing Director Michael Laverty. “It’s a privilege to witness the talents and skills these kids are developing year after year. It really demonstrates how serious some of these kids are about filmmaking, and it’s exciting to think that these filmmakers will likely be the next big names in the industry.”
Over 290 films made by talented kids Australia-wide were entered into Trop Jr, from Canberra in the ACT and Mingarie in WA to Ivanhoe in Victoria.
Don’t miss the screening of the 15 Trop Jr finalists in Centennial Park, a little earlier on the same day as the main Tropfest event. You never know, you might just witness the earliest work of a future Oscar-winner!
Trop Jr is presented by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF).
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