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The 16 Finalists and their films competing for over $50,000 in prizes at Tropfest

Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance will see 16 finalist films representing a multitude of storytelling focused on diverse issues and peoples tomorrow.   From psychological thrillers to captivating true stories and heartfelt family dramas, the films will premiere on Saturday 9 February 2019 to thousands of Tropfans at Parramatta Park before a panel announces the winner of this year’s prize.

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Papparazzi . Congrats to the winners! The show went on despite a lashing from the storm the night before damaging the main screen, so after a tiny location change and people working around the clock to save the day, the night was a total success! For the first time in the event’s 27-year history, audiences from around the globe will be able to watch all 16 finalist films from the comfort of their own homes, exclusively on Facebook Watch. . . The show, Tropfest All Access presented by @cguinsurance , will feature the winners’ announcement, exclusive footage from throughout the night, including the juror’s deliberations and interviews with celebrities. Airing live on the Tropfest Facebook page, . . Tropfest All Access will be hosted by Australia’s most fabulous film-geek Maude Garrett and will be broadcast TODAY at 4pm!!! . . . . 🎵 Composed, arranged and performed by EmanMusic © 2017 emanmusic #tropfest #tropfest2019 #tropfestjr #independentfilm #independentfilmmaker #movienight #movies #actor #sydneyactor #screenaustralia #parramattapark #filmfestival #sydneyyouth #screening #westernsydney #fcba #eventcinemas #fitfam #eventcinemaparramatta #parramattapark #indiegogo #whatsonsydney #cityofparramatta #parramattariver #discoverparramatta #redcarpet #moviepremiere #cguinsurance #westernsydneyuniversity #ericbana #queerscreen

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The winner of Tropfest 2019 will be awarded:
– a shiny new Equinox LS+ valued at $32,000 thanks to Holden;
– a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Kennedy Miller Mitchell;
– a $500 Camera Hire voucher;
– a 12 month Gold Pass courtesy of Event Cinemas; and
– a Professional Subscription to Digiital Pigeon
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EVENT CINEMAS: 11 Flicks to get that movie fix in February!

The curtain raising line up this month at EVENT CINEMAS provides a multitude of reasons to grab your mates for a night out.  This month sees the release of much anticipated blockbuster releases, but there are a series of special events and limited edition promotions celebrating everything from love to sport and everything else in between.

February releases include:
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Tropfest Jnr. finalists revealed, unleashing some of the most creative stories ever told!

It’s set to be one of the most creative showcases to date, the prelude to the main event when the ’16 and unders’ category finalists screen their independently produced films  from 4.45pm-6.30pm at Parramatta Park on Saturday 9 February 2019.

“Who better to tell the unique stories of today’s youth, than the youth themselves?” said Filmmaker & Industry Liaison Manager Annie Parnell. “These 16 finalists are well on their way to becoming the future of filmmaking. Although young, these talented filmmakers explore every complicated corner of life growing up today with such incredible artistic and technical flair.”
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5 of the Coolest Pop-Up Cinema Events in the world

A quick look at the art of the pop-up cinema – from iconic harbour views and red rock mountains, to green powered screenings and hot tub novelties, we take a quick squizz at 5 of the cool and quirky ones!
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Before I Go: An Aussie story lifting the lid on rural mental health at Cannes Film Festival

Before I Go is a short film that looks at three generations of one family in country Australia, examining issues surrounding male mental health in rural areas. This is the second film produced by Australian content production company, The Act of Storytelling (TAOS). The company was originally founded by creative professionals, Lauren Bailey and Nick Cain, in 2013 with the aim of investigating storytellers and storytelling, and the impact of art in challenging the human experience.

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The Combination Redemption: A preview of the sequel 10 years in the making

“The Combination” opened in cinemas ten years ago to critical acclaim and the groundbreaking Australian production is set to release a sequel next month.

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You’ve all seen the art on Instagram, but the real story is with the creator of the Infinity Rooms

KUSAMA INFINITY: IN CINEMAS 26 DECEMBER


WHY WATCH THE MOVIE?
We’ve all seen the shots of the mirrored Infinity mirror rooms, but many of us had no idea of the decades of oppression and eccentricity in a life that had to occur in order for this and many other world renowned artworks to materialise.  
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