This year’s Tasploitation Challenge takes place from 22 to 24 January.
Filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers from around Australia are encouraged to participate, but must be in the Hobart geographical area on that weekend to take part.
The films will debut at gala screening on Monday 25 January.
The Tasploitation Challenge Jury consists of:
- award-winning filmmaker and renowned “Ozploitation” aficionado Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Electric Boogaloo, Patrick)
- award-winning genre filmmaker Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones, The Devil’s Candy), a Tasmanian who has recently released his second feature film to acclaim on the festival circuit writer,
- publisher and international genre festival programmer Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) filmmaker Fiona McConaghy, whose recent credits include producing the webseries Noirhouse and as line producer on the upcoming Foxtel drama series The Kettering Incident
- “Tasmanian Gothic” painter Elizabeth Barsham
These judges will attend the awards night in person on 25 January 2016 and will decide all awards except Grand Prize Winner, which will be chosen by special international judge Julie Corman from between the Jury Award Winner and the Audience Choice Winner.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $1000 in cash – with thanks to major supporter Screen Tasmania – and their film will be screened at the Stranger With My Face International Film Festival in April 2016.
REGISTRATIONS: Registrations are via strangerwithmyface.com/tasploitation-challenge-registration/ and will be accepted until midnight on 10 January 2016.
CHALLENGE SHOOT COMMENCES: 7 pm, Friday 22 January 2016
CHALLENGE SHOOT ENDS: 7 pm on Sunday, 24 January 2016
AWARDS NIGHT AND SCREENING: 25 January 2016
Contact the organisers: firstname.lastname@example.org