APRA Tropscore entries now open
APRA Tropscore is back! If you write songs, play in a band or compose, it’s time to make your mark in music and film.
For the second year running, APRA is proud to partner with Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, to bring film and music together for one of Australia’s most exciting music competitions. This is where you get to write a musical score to accompany a short film directed by Matt Bird, a finalist in last year’s Tropfest. The winner will receive $5000, courtesy of APRA.
“Winning Tropscore 2012 was an enormous leg up for me,” said last year’s Tropscore winner, Ben Allen. “The prize money made a huge difference to my recording setup, the exposure led me to work in a field that was totally new to me as a songwriter, and performing my work in front of 90,000 people was the best stage fright therapy I've ever had. I'll be entering again this year.” So your Tropscore entry really could be the key to a world of opportunities.
For the first time ever, APRA and Tropfest will also present Tropscore Jr for budding film composers aged 15 and under. So if you know any kids with a knack for music and a passion for film, spread the word!
As for Tropscore, Tropscore Jnr entrants get to write a musical score to accompany a short film provided by Tropfest. The Tropscore Jr winner will receive a $2000 cash prize.
Tropfest will take place on Sunday February 17, 2013 at The Domain in Sydney as well as in other major cities around Australia.
So, whether you’re a well-seasoned film composer, or a future rock star with a love of film, enter APRA Tropscore before December 12, 2012.
How to Enter:
1. Download the entry film clip for Tropscore (.zip, 87mb) or Tropscore Jr(.zip, 107mb) - This year’s Tropscore film clip is called The Exchange (directed by Matt Bird, a finalist in Tropfest 2012).The Tropscore Jr film is Gravity (directed by Simeon Bain, a Trop Jr prize winner in 2011)
2. Create your musical score - See what musical musings the film provokes and start writing!
3. Submit your entry online - Entries close at 5pm (AEST) on December 12, 2012.
For more information, FAQs and Terms & Conditions visit our website tropscore.apra.com.au.
Any questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9935 7788.