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‘You’ve got some f*#king nerve’: festival organiser directs award-worthy social media #fail

‘You’ve got some f*#king nerve’: festival organiser directs award-worthy social media #fail

Luke Buckmaster February 22, 2013 12 Comments

This week John Polson, film director and organiser of the world's largest short film festival, created a different kind of production: a bizarre PR debacle on Twitter.

Tropfest winner a cheat? What goes around comes around

Tropfest winner a cheat? What goes around comes around

Luke Buckmaster February 19, 2013

Once again the winning film at Tropfest has been accused of plagiarism. But this time, the story should never have run in the first place.

Dealmaker or dream breaker? Tropfest phenomenon comes down to heart, Polson insists

Dealmaker or dream breaker? Tropfest phenomenon comes down to heart, Polson insists

Luke Buckmaster February 18, 2013

Has Tropfest got too big for its own good? I speak to organiser John Polson after another wildly successful event in Sydney -- which some filmmakers refuse to enter.