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LIGHTS, CAMERA, TRACKTION

(MIFF 2009, Special Events)

MIFF and Yarra Trams have joined forces to celebrate a true icon of Melbourne - the tram. Lights, Camera, TRACKtion, presented by Yarra Trams, asked the people of Melbourne to submit shorts that feature the city's much loved trams. Hop aboard on 6 August for a special screening event where the top eleven entries will be shown.

First prize - $3,500
Second prize - $2,500
Third prize - $1,000

The selected filmmakers also receive a DVD prize pack courtesy of Madman Entertainment.

Bangs (Dominic Allen, 3 mins)
Chop Sticks (Sixto S.A. Tantiongco Jr, 2 mins)
Could You Spare a Dollar (David J. Reid, 4 mins)
Give me a Sign (Luke Morrison, 5 mins)
Good Vibrations (Alec McCloskey, Stephen Carroll, 4 mins)
Miss Me (Cesar Salmeron, 5 mins)
New Beginnings (Timothy Melville, 5 mins)
Rewind (Amelia Taylor, 5 mins)
Teddy's Bonza Day (Georgia Biggs, Leda Scott, 3 mins)
A Tramily Affair (David Webster, 5 mins)
Trampage! (Jarrod Boyle, 2 mins)

Additional screening, not in competition:
Last Stop (Greg Williams, 5 mins)

Thank you to judges Virginia Trioli (& MC), Caroline Ferguson and Philip Brady

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