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Tropfest finalists announced: more women filmmakers

Tropfest film 2017 'Passenger'
Tropfest finalist 'Passenger' by Catherine Mack

The can of pineapples has been opened... the 16 short films screening at Parramatta Park on Saturday February 11 have been revealed, chosen from hundreds of submitted international and local entries.

Thrillers, comedies, documentaries, romances and dramas are all included in the shortlist, with entries having just one thing in common: the Tropfest 2017 Signature Item, 'pineapple'. 

The films, which will be assessed on the night by a panel headed up by Rose Byrne, represent founder John Polson's efforts to increase gender parity in the competition, with half of the shortlisted films being made by women.

Here is the line-up:

‘Accomplice’ by Michael Noonan

‘Another Olga’ by Cecilia Rumore

‘The Beekeepers’ by James Dewhirst-Prineas

‘The Birth’ by Sarah Hatherley

‘Can't I Sh#t In Peace?’ by Julia Morris

‘Diary of a Youtuber’ by Holly Hargreaves

‘Everyting Criss’ by Olly Sindle

‘Going Vego’ by Christopher Burke, Mikey Owen, Hannah Bath

‘Love, Steve’ by Alex Roberts

‘Meat and Potatoes’ by Arielle Thomas, Ellenor Argyropoulos

‘The Mother Situation’ by Matt Day

‘Mutonia Burnout’ by Eugene E Nrg

‘Passenger’ by Catherine Mack

‘Talc’ by Jefferson Grainger

‘The Wall’ by Tristan Klein

‘Wibble Wobble’ by Daphne Do

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