Tropfest is Australia’s most prestigious short film festival and one of its most iconic cultural events. It is also the largest short film festival in the world.

At home, Tropfest is recognised for its enormous contribution to the development of the Australian film industry by providing unique platforms for talented filmmakers through its events and initiatives, and new and expanded audiences for their work.

Tropfest Australia attracts a live national audience of around 150,000 people on a single night. The event is hosted at Sydney’s Centennial Park, with live screenings in outdoor locations in major cities.

The annual short film competition is open to anyone who wishes to enter – regardless of their background or experience. 16 Finalists are selected from an entry pool of an average 700 annual entries and compete for more than $100,000 in prizes. Tropfest films are unique in that they have all been made specifically for Tropfest, will premiere at Tropfest and include the Tropfest Signature Item (or TSI), which changes each year.

This year the screening of Tropfest and Tropfest Junior is made possible with the kind assistance of the Film and Television Institute. Catch the screenings of Tropfest Jr from 5pm and Tropfest from 8pm. 


Tropfest Jr - "Fly" @ 5pm

The world's largest short film festival for kids by kids and presented by Tropfest and the Australian Children's Television Foundation. The Tropfest Jr screenings are aged for kids 15 years and younger. 

Now in its sixth year, Tropfest 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 Tropfest Jr Signature Item which is "FLY" for 2014. 


Tropfest - "Mirror" @ 8pm

Tropfest is a celebration of short films and big stories. Now in its 21st year, all entries must be made specifically for the festival, be no longer than 7 minutes and feature the Tropfest Signature Item which is "MIRROR" for 2014. 

Tropfest is not suitable for children. 


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