Film lovers will be heading to The Bay on Sunday 21 February as the Media Resource Centre (MRC), in partnership with the City of Holdfast Bay, presents Movie Extra Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival – live, for free and on a big screen at a brand new venue in 2010 – the lawns on the beachside of Glenelg landmark – The Beachouse (Colley Terrace).
Movie Extra Tropfest is known for profiling & launching the next generation of Australian filmmakers. From an entry pool of an average 650 entries, 16 finalists are selected and compete for more than $200K in prizes. The MRC was responsible for bringing the screening of Tropfest back to Adelaide for the first time in ten years in 2008 and then again in 2009. Now with a new screening location through the support of the City of Holdfast Bay, the 2010 event promises to be bigger & better than ever.
“We’re thrilled about our new screening venue ‘By the Beachouse’ because it has all the ingredients to create a magical outdoor cinematic atmosphere,” says Gail Kovatseff, director of the Media Resource Centre. “The grassy lawns beside this popular Glenelg destination are perfect for throwing down the picnic rug, kicking back with friends or family and savouring all the action from the live event in Sydney on the big screen – as the sun sets over The Bay.”
The FREE Adelaide screening of Movie Extra Tropfest 2010 will take place ‘By the Beachouse’ between 3pm & 10pm on Sunday February 21. The Beachouse will provide catering on the lawn but event-goers can bring along their own picnic – although the area will be a dry-zone (no alcohol). The day kicks off with the screening of local films made through the MRC and ECO TV before the live broadcast from Sydney commences at 4.30pm. The glitz & glamour of the red carpet arrivals in Sydney gets underway at 6.20pm, before the serious action commences at 7pm with the screening of the first of the 16 finalist films. The awards presentation starts at 9.50pm.
*The Festival receives a M15+ classification from the Office of Film and Literature Classification. Some of the films may contain course language, violence or sexual terms.
Where: 3 Colley Terrace, Glenelg
When: Sunday, 21 February