Since 1993, Sydney’s Tropfest has hosted one of the largest live audiences for short films in the country, as an outdoor festival. It is one of the biggest short film festivals in the world.

Responsible for launching some of Australia’s most notable film and TV careers. 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. Events include Tropfest, TropJr, TropTalks and more, which form part of our multiday celebration of Australian film.

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.

Tropfest 2018

13-16 Feb: TROPTALKS

16 Feb: Craft Awards

17 Feb: Trop Jr


Full program to be announced soon – see more information HERE