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Tropfest New Zealand announces Roughcut Film Symposium

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11 December 2012

Tropfest New Zealand announces Roughcut Film Symposium

Tropfest NZ has announced a new addition to the 2013 program, the Roughcut Film Symposium.

The inaugural Tropfest Roughcut NZ will be held on Saturday 26, January, 2013, the day before Tropfest NZ, at the TSB Showplace in New Plymouth, Taranaki.

Roughcut NZ will be an intimate day of lectures, conversations and workshops presented by leading members of the New Zealand and Australian film industry.

Guest speakers will include South Pacific Pictures’ CEO John Barnett, actor/producer/director Katie Wolfe and writer/director Michael Bennett.

Tropfest Roughcut was first held in Australia in 2012 and was established with the aim to cultivate outstanding storytelling on screen and foster a culture of dynamic and creative filmmakers.

Tropfest founder and director, John Polson, is excited to bring Roughcut to New Zealand and will present the keynote address.

“New Zealand has a long history of producing some truly innovative filmmakers and high quality films, as well as having successfully infiltrated the international industry,” says Polson.

“On an international level, people are aware of the talent that New Zealand has to offer and we believe Tropfest NZ Roughcut will provide keen filmmakers with the mentoring and insights they need to launch their own careers and produce some unique work.”

CEO of Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (TAFT), Suzanne Porter, credited with securing the rights to present Tropfest NZ and Roughcut, is equally excited about the inaugural event.

“It is our goal to provide a platform upon which New Zealand filmmakers can learn from key industry names at a price that any budget can afford.”

Tickets are $28 with limited numbers and can now be purchased from Ticketmaster.

For more information visit www.tropfest.co.nz/roughcut
e: lisa@spiritedmedia.co.nz

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