ABOUT TROPFEST

Tropfest is one of Australia’s most iconic cultural events.

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.

Not-for-Profit Organisation

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.

Fans and Entries From Around The World

Tropfest attracts tens of thousands of fans to 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, 26 years of alumni and a huge band of Troppers.

The Tropfest Board

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:

John Polson

Fiona Nix

Robyn Watts

And we are honoured to have George Miller AO as an Advisory Board Member.

Purpose

To CREATE platforms for filmmakers to generate new content and SHARE their stories.

Values

Inspire INNOVATION. Cultivate CREATIVITY. Support GRASSROOTS. Deliver unique ENTERTAINMENT. Promote PREMIUM QUALITY. Act with INTEGRITY.

Vision

We aspire to be the most CELEBRATED short film festival in the world, SHOWCASING emerging talent, GALVANISING film lovers, and sharing unique content.

Tropfest History


Yr TSI Film Directors
2017 Pineapple Mothers Situation Matt Day
2016 Card SHINY Susser Spencer & Daniel Cloud Campos
2015 CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED
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
2003 Rock BURIED Tim bullock
2002 Match LAMB Emma Freeman
2001 Horn THE LIGHTER Patrick Hughes
2000 Bug OLD MAN Robin Fiener, Jesse Gibson
1999 Chopsticks UNA AMORE Anton Perry
1998 Kiss INTOLERANCE Laura Fienstein
1997 Gherkin DEADLINE Nash Edgerton
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
Yr TSI Film Directors
2017 Pineapple Pupils Nick Ward
2016 Button CHESS PEOPLE Yianni Rowlands
2014 Fly CHANCE Paige Bebee
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
2011 Fan IMAGINE Simeon Bain
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
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