The Canberra Times is reporting that due to the recent cutbacks at the NCA, Tropfest may no longer go ahead in the ACT.
Is this just scaremongering? Many other cities and regional centers manage to screen Tropfest – surely the ACT can still manage? It seems like the various states have different methods of sorting out the funding/planning – for example Tassie has an arts centre, a nonprofit org *and* a state government agency all chipping in to help get it off the ground.
I’m surprised that the National Film and Sound Archive don’t get involved, given the good screenings they do at their HQ (admittedly for a fee).
Will this become another reason other cities can bag Canberra? Wagga, Singleton and Port Augusta get screenings for Pete’s sake!