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Tropfest ROUGHCUT Film Symposium

Tropfest NY - The World's Largest Short Film Festival.

Friday, December 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Tropfest ROUGHCUT Film Symposium

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Tropfest USA will hold its inaugural Roughcut film symposium on Friday, December 7, 2012 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.


Tropfest spin-off event, Roughcut, was created to cultivate outstanding storytelling on screen and to foster a culture of dynamic and creative filmmakers. It’s only apropos that the first ever Roughcut New York focuses on the heart and soul of the filmmaking process – storytelling. 

The day’s programming will delve into the thought process of creative thinkers - what makes them tick and how each of their disciplines contributes to the filmmaker’s vision.

Roughcut New York will play host to an incredible lineup of industry talent who will speak in an intimate forum about how each of their disciplines contributes to the filmmaker’s vision.

The symposium will kick off at 10.00am and will conclude at approximately 4.30pm.


Host and Moderator

Scott Foundas, Associate Director of Programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Keynote Speakers

Malcolm Gladwell, Author/Journalist (The Tipping Point, Outliers) in conversation with Charles Randolph, Screenwriter/Producer (Love and Other DrugsThe Interpreter)


Jeremy Boxer, Director of Vimeo Festival + Awards, Creative Director of Vimeo

Sarah Flack, Editor (Lost in Translation)

Nick Law, EVP, Chief Global Creative Director, R/GA

John Polson, Founder/Director of Tropfest, Director/Producer (SwimfanHide and Seek)

Scott Rosenberg, Writer/Producer (Gone in 60 Seconds, Con Air)

Liev Schreiber, Actor/Writer/Director (Salt, X-Men: Origins)

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly Movie Critic


Tickets to Roughcut are $35 (plus standard processing costs) for the entire day's programming. Ticket price also includes coffee and light lunch. 

Have questions about Tropfest ROUGHCUT Film Symposium? Contact Tropfest NY - The World's Largest Short Film Festival.

When & Where

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th Street, New York, NY

Friday, December 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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Tropfest NY - The World's Largest Short Film Festival.

Born 21 years ago in a cafe (‘The Tropicana’) in Sydney, Australia, Tropfest is now the world’s largest short film festival. 

Tropfest gives emerging filmmakers the opportunity to take part in a global phenomenon that has become one of the world’s best springboards for emerging talent.

There are a few simple guidelines Tropfest entrants must follow: all entries must be made specifically for the event and have their premiere at Tropfest New York; films cannot exceed seven minutes; and each film must contain the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI), which changes each year.  In 2013, the TSI has is “BRIDGE”.

The Tropfest mission is to continue to develop the most exciting forum in the world for audiences to celebrate premium short films and to continue to offer filmmakers a bigger and better platform to launch their professional careers. 

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