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Fuel costs driving car choices

Crikey readers talk car manufacturing, what’s really behind the Tropfest outrage and vet concerns at JCU.

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Media briefs: radio ratings … Tropfest fallout … US net TV …

Lachlan Murdoch is a winner in the latest radio ratings, while Kyle and Jackie O have a lot of work to do at their new home.

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Incredibly offensive: Tropfest sex change comedy sparks outrage

This year’s Tropfest winner has been accused of homophobia and transphobia by advocates. It’s another controversy for the wildly successful short film festival.

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Filmmakers’ Tropo choice: insecurity or obscurity

Artists’ desperate fight for recognition results in blood, sweat and tears going unrewarded — and unpaid. Just ask filmmakers who enter the Tropfest short film competition every year.

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Crikey Blogs | FILM & TV|

‘You’ve got some f*#king nerve’: Tropfest director’s social media #fail

This week John Polson, film director and organiser of the world’s largest short film festival, created a different kind of production: a bizarre PR debacle on Twitter, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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Media briefs: Tropfest cheat? … Wilders and The Oz … GP check …

Tropfest cheat? What goes around comes around. An elderly woman’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. A man helps her get it started. She offers to pay him. The Good Samaritan refuses. The old lady goes to a cafe. She is served by a heavily pregnant waitress. She hands the pregnant waitress, dressed in […]

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Tropfest phenomenon comes down to heart, Polson insists

Has Tropfest got too big for its own good? Crikey speaks to organiser John Polson after another wildly successful event in Sydney — which some filmmakers refuse to enter.

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Encore Magazine | FILM & TV|

Tropfest to expand to three day format

John Polson, director of the world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest, has confirmed to Encore Magazine that the event will expand to a three day format beginning next year.

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