Now in its ninth year, Trop Jr follows the same format as all Tropfest competitions, in that all entries must be made specifically for the festival, be no longer than 7 minutes, and feature the Trop Jr Signature Item.
One of the most unique aspects of the competition is that every film must be made specifically for Tropfest. The intention is to encourage filmmakers to get better at the craft of filmmaking, by making more unique content. This is achieved through having an annual Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) that must be included in their film.
This year’s Jr TSI is MASKS!
At it’s heart, Trop Jr is all about encouraging young filmmakers to explore their creativity through film. From where we stand, we can see a huge community of young kids with an enormous passion for filmmaking.
In the Festival’s short history, we’ve celebrated the work of some seriously talented young filmmakers. We have no doubt that many of those kids who enter Trop Jr will be part of the next generation of successful career filmmakers.
Most recently, Tropfest has announced our move to the iconic, beautiful and very large Parramatta Park! Trop Jr will be held in Parramatta Park’s the Crescent Live, Friday 10 February 2017.