Tropfest Australia – Film Festival

Founded in 1993 by film director John Polson as a small screening for family and friends at Sydney’s Tropicana Café, the Festival now attracts a huge national event audience annually.

The event is hosted in Parramatta, Sydney and is a unique competition in that every film must be made specifically for Tropfest and must include the 2018 Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) – “ROSE.”  

Every year, Tropfest sees filmmakers from all walks of life competing for the chance to be one of 16 finalists whose films will premiere live in front of tens of thousands of people, and broadcast to an even bigger home audience.

Trop Jr will also take place on Feb 17, showcasing films made by incredibly talented filmmakers aged 15 years and under. The Trop JR TSI this year is “RAINBOW.”

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  • SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - FEBRUARY 11:  Tropfest on February 11, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)