Tropfest NZ announces major cash prize for 2015 winner
Tropfest New Zealand is actively encouraging the next generation of New Zealand film making talent by increasing its First Prize package to include a take home cash prize of $10,000
First Prize also includes a 5-day film immersion course in Los Angeles, where the winner will meet with film executives and key industry figures. The trip includes return flights, five nights’ accommodation and $500 spending money, thanks to the continuing sponsorship of the Motion Picture Association and the NZ Screen Association. “By winning Tropfest NZ, one lucky New Zealand filmmaker will get a major cash injection as well as an incredible opportunity to expand their contacts with international film industry professionals,” said TAFT CEO Suzanne Porter. “Tropfest looks for great stories, told well, and any filmmaker, regardless of experience or background has the opportunity to be a part of the competition. We’re encouraging all NZ film makers to get out there and start making their entries!” Now in its third year of competition, Tropfest NZ provides sixteen talented film makers with the chance to kick start their careers. Past finalists have gone on to international festival success in North America and Europe.