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Hey Troppers, Start Filming!

It's that time of year again. We're excited to announce that Tropfest is returning in February 2018, for an incredible week celebrating all things short film.

Entries open October 15th, 2017 and we're expecting even more filmmakers to submit their short films this season. Entries close January 11th, 2018, so get filming now.

If you're a film maker 15 years old or younger, Trop Jr is just for you. Stay tuned for more info.


Making a film? Here's what you need to know.

This year's Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) is the Rose. 

For Trop Jr, the TSI is a Rainbow.

All entries must be made for Tropfest and Trop Jr and must feature the TSI.

Tropfest must be the world premiere for your film.


Technical requirements:

- The maximum duration, including credits is 7 minutes.

- Aspect ratio: 16:9

- Audio: Stereo, sample rate 48khz (128kbps)

- Codec: MPEG-4 (.mp4) 4.5Mbps, or Apple Pro Res 4444

After judging, if your film makes the final 16, we'll request a broadcast quality file.


How To Enter

Tropfest is managing all film submissions through FilmFreeway this year, to ensure an easy entry process for all our Filmmakers. Just hit the "Submit Your Film" button on our site and you'll be taken to the entry page. 

Don't forget to download the filmmaker's Entry Kit for an easy, step by step guide and detailed information on entering.

Happy filming!