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Penang To Host First Ever Tropfest South East Asia

Penang is steadily growing in its charm with another major event coming up in early 2014 – Tropfest SEA.

The South East Asian edition of the world’s largest short film festival Tropfest will be held on January 24th and 25th 2014. This major event is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees including visitors from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines to Penang.

It’ll be the first and one of the biggest short film festival and competition to hit this region. And the latest venue to be added onto the international family of Tropfest events after New Zealand, Australia, the United States and etc.

Now if you’re the creative type and would like to join the short film competition, there’s an attractive prize waiting to be won for the best entry. How does this sound to you – US$10,000 (RM31,850) will be awarded by Tropfest SEA together with a five-day film industry immersion trip to Los Angeles sponsored by the Motion Picture Association? An opportunity of a lifetime!

The competition is open to all citizens and residents in South East Asia and the entry deadline is October 28th, 2013.

The winning entry as well as shortlisted films will be screened at the Tropfest SEAnext year at Padang Kota Lama (Esplanade), George Town.

The Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) for 2014 is ‘Rice’, so your submission must include ‘Rice’ in any way for your 7-minute film. It’s not necessarily a theme but you can get creative with it anyway you want. TSI was created specifically for all competitions across all territories to ensure that films submitted are original content intended solely for Tropfest.

For more information about the competition or festival, visit

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