Tropfest 2017 - Call for Entries

Posted Monday 01 Aug 2016

Avalon Film & Television Studios will be continuing their sponsorship of Tropfest NZ as the official Studio Partner - and yes this means the 'Studio Award' will once again be sponsored by Avalon Film & Television Studios, which includes an amazing $10,000 studio package for one of our lucky Tropfest finalists!  

Avalon Film & Television Studios have also once again ensured all finalists are rewarded, extending a special studio rate to the remaining 15 Tropfest finalist films in 2017.

Avalon's choice to renew their sponsorship with Tropfest comes from a shared passion for supporting emerging filmmakers on their journey and from their recognition of the success of last year's prize package - Tropfest will be back in touch very soon with a juicy update on what last year's lucky winner has created with their help.

In the meantime, they are doubly excited to be able to also announce to you that  WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR ENTRIES!!

Entries close 5pm 25 November 2016 - that's 3073 hours to go Troppers!

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Story Edge Sandbox is Back

Posted Monday 01 Aug 2016


STORY EDGE SANDBOX #2: Saturday July 30 AUT Colab 1-5 pm


Frank Film producer Gerard Smyth and developer Tim Chesney showcase their interactive doco 'Christchurch Dilemmas'.  This concept won funding from the 2015 NZ on Air Interactive Digital Media Fund. Find out what makes a successful interactive doco and get ideas for your own!

Brenda Leeuwenberg, NZ on Air Head of Digital, introduces the project and says, "Christchurch Dilemmas is a great example of the beauty of the intersection between digital and documentary."

Experiential story-telling using the tools of Virtual Reality.  Colab's Alejandro Davila and developer Taura J. Greig explain how these elements can be used in immersive story-telling.  Experience their 5 minute story using Occulus Rift technology.

Workshop a supplied film script with input from mentors

Story Edge: Taking Story Into the Future - an initiative of Documentary Edge Trust, bringing together story tellers and creative technologists to collaborate on immersive stories told across interactive platforms.

Supported by the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ on Air.

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