Tropfest Film Festival

The world’s biggest short film festival is back with a new collection of stories to tell.

Film buffs or simply folks looking for a great night out can rejoice – the annual Tropfest is back, starting on February 7 until February 11 at Parramatta Park. 

Now celebrating their 25th anniversary, Tropfest has evolved from a local celebration of Australian filmmakers to an internationally renowned competition. Films are submitted from all over the world by future auteurs of the film industry.

It’s an event like no other, often attended by big name celebrities. Tropfest is also unique in that all films submitted must be under seven minutes in length and include a theme, known as the Tropfest Signature Item or TSI. The TSI for this year is 'Pineapple'. Because who doesn’t love pineapples? 

While the official night of film viewings takes place on Saturday the 11th, the nights leading up the main event offer an insight into the behind the scenes of Tropfest. On Tuesday the 7th, Troptalks gives filmmakers and those with an interest in film an opportunity to discuss and debate key topics that impact the industry. 

On Thursday 9th at the Craft Awards, join the celebration as industry folk acknowledge the best of Australian film production. And then there’s Trop Jr, a chance for budding junior film makers to show off their big ideas. 

For ticketing information, head to the official Tropfest website. Also, chat with our ever-awesome front desk staff to organise transport to and from Parramatta Park.


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