Since 1993 Tropfest’s purpose has been simple: to create platforms for filmmakers to generate new content & share their stories. Each year the Festival delivers a raft of programs that encourage emerging talent to participate in the film industry and has helped launch some of Australia’s most notable film and TV careers. Events include Tropfest, Trop Jr, TropTalks and more, which form part of our multiday celebration of Australian film.
In 2018 we will celebrate our 26th anniversary, a significant milestone for our organisation, our network of filmmakers and our fans (known as Troppers). We will be celebrating in an exciting new home - the iconic and beautiful Parramatta Park.
As a not-for-profit organisation we rely on the generous support of corporate partners to help us deliver opportunities for some of Australia’s most notable names in film such as Joel and Nash Edgerton, Alethea Jones, Sam Worthington, Elissa Down and more.
70,000 Fans Every Year
Tropfest attracts more than 70,000 fans to the main event in our Festival each year. This, combined with some of our key programs provides innovative ways for brands to connect with our very passionate communities – thousands of filmmakers, 24 years of alumni and a huge band of Troppers.
As a not-for-profit organisation we are privileged to have a newly formed Board of Directors consisting of a broad spectrum of experts to aid shaping the strategic direction of Tropfest. Our Board members include:
And we are honoured to have George Miller AO as an Advisory Board Member.
To CREATE platforms for filmmakers to generate new content and SHARE their stories.
Inspire INNOVATION. Cultivate CREATIVITY. Support GRASSROOTS. Deliver unique ENTERTAINMENT. Promote PREMIUM QUALITY. Act with INTEGRITY.
We aspire to be the most CELEBRATED short film festival in the world, SHOWCASING emerging talent, GALVANISING film lovers, and sharing unique content.
|2016||Card||SHINY||Susser Spencer & Daniel Cloud Campos|
|2014||Mirror||GRANNY SMITH||Julian Lucas, Nicholas Cox|
|2013 (Dec)||Change||BAMBOOZLED||Matt Hardie|
|2013(Feb)||Balloon||WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE||Nicholas Clifford|
|2012||Lightbuld||LEMONADE STAND||Alethea Jones|
|2011||Key||ANIMAL BEATBOX||Damon Gameau|
|2010||Dice||SHOCK||Abe Forsyth & Matt Reeder|
|2009||Spring||BY MY BROTHER||Genevieve Cly-Smith|
|2008||The Number 8||MARRY ME||Michelle Lehman|
|2007||Sneeze||AN IMAGINARY LIFE||Steve Baker|
|2006||Bubble||CARMICHAEL &SHAME||Alex Weinres, Rob Cariton|
|2005||UMBRELLA||AUSTRALIAN SUMMER||Luke Eve|
|2004||Hook||THE MONEY||Gary Eck|
|2001||Horn||THE LIGHTER||Patrick Hughes|
|2000||Bug||OLD MAN||Robin Fiener, Jesse Gibson|
|1999||Chopsticks||UNA AMORE||Anton Perry|
|1996||Teaspoon||THIS FILM IS A DOG||Jonathan Ogilvie|
|1995||Coffee Bean||SWINGER||Gregor Jordan|
|1994||Muffin||THE TABLE||Kashel Robertson-Swann|
|1993||NO TSI||ART ACHE||Stephen Feneley|
|2016||Button||CHESS PEOPLE||Yianni Rowlands|
|2013 (Dec)||Monster||BUMPER||Ben McCarthy|
|2013 (Feb)||JUMP||THE ADVENTURES OF LUCY||ADrian Di Salle|
|2012||Juice||LET'S MAKE A MOVIE||Max Barden, Tim Sheenan|
|2010||Dot||EVERY COIN HAS TWO SIDES||Peter Richardson, Josh Raish|
|2009||Squeeze||DRY WATER: THE MAKING OF||Gabriel Colomb|
|2008||Green||POOR JOSHUA VERDE||Guy Verge Wallace|
Tropfest is committed to creating solutions that deliver great commercial and community returns for our partners. We seek to partner with brands that share our love of film; those that have a natural affinity with our filmmaker community; and naturally talk to our large-scale event fan base. We are very grateful for the support of our partners, including: