It’s not every film festival that allows you to explore your deepest darkest nightmares, watch a claymation that took six months to make, find out the risks of losing your sandwich in a suitcase and meet a protagonist who is actually a button – these are some of the delightful ideas of the 12 young finalists of Trop Jr, Tropfest’s kids-only short film competition. This year’s finalists come from all different backgrounds, including two home-schooled boys Keshava Head and Sanjaya Gibbons. Finalists also include veteran entrants, like Maya Sandor who entered Trop Jr for the fifth time this year with her film ‘Bob’.
The lucky winner will receive $2,000 cash and a $500 voucher courtesy of the Arts Centre Melbourne and $1,800 worth of courses Australian Film Television and Radio School. Two runners up will also nab $750 worth of courses thanks to Metro Screen.
The musical friend of Trop Jr, Tropscore Jr has also narrowed down six strong finalists, whose film scores, if anything like their credentials, should be extremely impressive.
For more information visit: http://tropfest.com/tropjr