Tropfest – Every Dog Has A Story To Tell

Movie Extra Tropfest 2011, the Australian short film festival, was held tonight at the Domain, Sydney, as well as live sites around Australia including Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Surfers Paradise and Perth. Sixteen short films are up for the honour of winning the prize, each complying with the four conditions of the contest. The film must be made specifically for Movie Extra Tropfest 2011, with its first public screening at Movie Extra TropFest 2011, be no longer than seven minutes (including title and end credits), and contain the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) – which is ‘KEY’ for 2011. The trailer for this year’s festival was directed by Steve Baker, winner of TropFest in 2007 with An Imaginary Friend.

Every Dog Has A Story to Tell

The 2011 Trailer by Steve Baker with music by Luke Mynott. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

The 2010 trailer, also by Steve Baker, was narrated by Anthony LaPaglia. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

The Sixteen Finalists

  1. The Applicant, by Tim Dean, WA
  2. Animal Beatbox, Damon Gameau, NSW
  3. Den Sista Galaxonaut, Alexander George & Tyrone Lindqvist, NSW
  4. A Desperate Deed, Matt Bird, NSW
  5. A Family Affair, Craig Anderson, Melinda Cklamovska & Stevo Petkovic, NSW
  6. Flight, Nicholas Verso, VIC
  7. Focus, Ari Kruger, South Africa
  8. The Maestro Adam Anthony, NSW
  9. Missing Her, Michael Wiesler, VIC
  10. Monkeys, Joel Edgerton, NSW
  11. Silencer, Doug Bayne & David Collins, NSW
  12. Things to Do, Dan Jameison & Ana Maria Belo, NSW
  13. Transparency, Melissa Cowan, NSW
  14. The Unspoken, Jason van Genderen, NSW
  15. Y2GAY, Dan Illic & James Pender, NSW
  16. Bird Therapy, Damien Freeleagus, NSW (chosen by popular vote on YouTube).

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