All the cards (Tropfest Signature Item) are on the table for Tropfest 2016; with stories about an Australian ex World Champion boxer battling the bottle, unlikely Taylor Swift fans, and a best friend with a dangerous secret, amongst the 16 finalist films.
Here are the full list of finalists.
Finalist: Hugh Clark
Synopsis: Deaf artist Angie Goto faces her fears to exhibit her work for the first time.
Ben's Filming The Movie
Finalist: Jackson Gallagher
Synopsis: 'Hi my name is Benjamin Howard, I am 14 years old, my special interest is back to the future, and I love filming and movies.'
Finalist: Antonio Oreña-Barlin
Synopsis: They say a picture tells a thousand words. Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut.
Finalists: Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes
Synopsis: Two dads get more than they bargained for on a playdate with their kids.
Finalists: Brett Nichols & Mark Nichols
Synopsis: A unique insight into what it’s like not to be unique.
Into The Maelstrom
Finalist: John Meredith
Synopsis: Radio Birdman exploded into an unsuspecting Sydney music scene in 1974 with a raw, high-energy rock n roll that polarised audiences, only to self-imploded five-years later. In the process they became one of the most evolutionary and influential bands Australia has ever produced.
Finalists: Tim Chatfield & Andrew Kennedy
Synopsis: A former boxer who has battled alcohol addiction reflects on his rise from obscurity to sensationally win Australia's first light heavyweight boxing championship in 1989.
Finalist: Bill Northcott
Synopsis: You kids will be fine on your own for a minute, right?
Postcards to Ulay
Finalists: Tristen Klein & Nick Baker
Synopsis: A Tajmeni tail.
Finalist: Spencer Susser
Synopsis: A damsel in distress gets undressed when a man from the midwest puts to rest a world that’s obsessed with the “priceless”, also know as "the shiny".
Finalist: Kiah Roach-Turner
Synopsis: A funny tale of deception, beer and secrecy between mates.
Finalist: Angela McCormack
Synopsis: Three Aussie blokes share the same closeted obsession: Taylor Allison Swift.
Finalist: Rick Donald
Synopsis: A wannabe gangster gets what's coming when working a ATM!
Waste of Time
Finalists: Ben Nicholas & Alistair Marks
Synopsis: 30-year-old John hasn't left his parents garage in ten years - but today he could... in a time machine.
Why Would I Lie?
Finalist: Lincoln Hall
Synopsis: A man wakes up in a coffin and hears the voice of his wife outside.
Wish You Here
Finalist: Benjamin O'Donnell
Synopsis: A lonely zombie desperately craves company in a dead and empty world.