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Tropfest dumped due to NCA cuts?

By morto1980 17 February 2008 29

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!

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Ingeegoodbee 1:35 pm 19 Feb 08

I’m not anti-art, I just prefer it to be at an auction house rather than a gallery. Anyone can wear head-to-toe black and swan around in a miasma of arty smugness when it’s paid for by someone else. You people wanna show me a real commitment to local art and artists – show me your cheque books.

Mælinar 1:32 pm 19 Feb 08

I say no to battery Civet.

Skidbladnir 1:27 pm 19 Feb 08

For reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

I know of three hardcore Labor hopefuls that swear by the stuff, two of whom know it is derived from catpoo.

Skidbladnir 1:24 pm 19 Feb 08

I reckon now that Troy W has started being full of piss and vinegar when we talked fireworks, we should draw him out on Tropfest.

Is it for the champagne socialist get-together, one for the budget liberals, or for Kopi Luwak Labor?

Thumper 1:09 pm 19 Feb 08

And who the hell is Burt?

Thumper 1:09 pm 19 Feb 08

I don’t go to Tropfest, burt I sure as hell don’t want it to be canned.

Crikey 1:06 pm 19 Feb 08

Ingeegoodbee is such a bundle of joy. Wouldn’t you have just loved to have shared a picnic basket and bottle of wine with him at Tropfest?. What a memorable night it would have been.

caf 10:42 am 19 Feb 08

You really have no idea.

Danman 10:00 am 19 Feb 08

Not excluding yourself there are you Ingee ?

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