TROP JR ANNOUNCES FINALISTS and JUDGES FOR 2017
Sixteen budding Australian filmmakers from all over the country have been selected as the finalists for the 9th annual TROP JR short film festival, set to take place at Parramatta Park’s The Crescent Live on Friday 10th February at 6pm.
The world’s largest short film festival for kids, by kids, is now a stand alone event and will see the finalists, including four time TROP JR finalist Darwin Schulze screen their handpicked works inspired by the TROP JR Signature Item, which this year is Mask.
The winning film will be decided by a judging panel led by Head of Jury, Justine Clarke (Red Dog: True Blue, TV’s Playschool) who said, “I am so pleased to once again be a part of TROP JR and can’t wait to see the finalists’ films. It is such an exciting thing to witness the future of the Australian screen industry getting out there and making films that families can enjoy together!”
Her Jury includes; Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jasper Jones, The Nice Guys), Hunter Page-Lochard (Bran Nue Dae, The Sapphires, Cleverman), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Pacific Rim: Uprising), and Yianni Rowlands (last year’s winner of Trop Jr).
A wide range of entertaining films suitable for the whole family will be on show, from claymation to documentary.
From 6pm the TROP JR audience is set to enjoy captivating tales, which include an astronaut who has a rather tough time getting home after a Martian steals his ‘Rover’ (Rover); a young man who travels back in time to 100 years ago (About Time); two friends who go head to head for the ultimate pizza job (A Week To Deliver); and a story of acceptance, bullying and standing up for what you believe in (Buddies not Bullies).
The finalists, aged between 9 – 15 years, will see their short films screen to a live audience at TROP JR and TROPFEST’s new home of Sydney’s Parramatta Park, hosted by Toasted TV’s Ollie Mac and Elly Awesome.
Following the announcement of the winning TROP JR short film, guests will be treated to a free screening of Golden Globe award-winning film BABE.
Trop Jr Affiliate Partner United Nations Association of Australia Peace Program is a supporter of Tropfest and a prizing partner for Trop Jr.
FULL LIST – TROP JR FINALISTS
|||A WEEK TO DELIVER
BUDDIES NOT BULLIES
DEADLINE DEMONDROPPING THE MASK
KEEPING MY VOICE
THE GOLDEN SLICE
THE LEMONADE STAND
|Dir. Zander Czerwaniw & David Liu NSW
Dir. Ben Obermoser VIC
Dir. Oliver Topp NSW
Dir. Sienna Morison NSW
Dir. Oliver Stone NSW
Dir. Sebastien Skubala, Violet Alfred Keenan, Georgia Carr, Matilda Alfred Keenan, Louise O’Loughlin SA
Dir. Niamh Kerridge NSW
Dir. Tisya Sharma NSW
Dir. Nick Ward NSW
Dir. Hugo Morgan NSW
Dir. Jordan Paolillo WA
Dir. Charlie Butler SA
Dir. Darwin Schulze NSW
Dir. Jordan Blanch VIC
Dir. Ruby Kontaratos WA
Dir. Carolin Oelschlägel GERMANY
TROP JR will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6pm