Tropfest Australia

Tropfest Australia
c/- PO Box 722

2019, Finished
Sat 9th Feb to Sat 9th Feb

Festival Overview

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 2019 we will celebrate our 27th anniversary, from our humble beginnings at a cafe in Sydney, with our network of filmmakers and our fans (known as Troppers). We will be celebrating our third year in the iconic and beautiful Parramatta Park for Tropfest 27 on Saturday 9 February 2019.


Tropfest - open to filmmakers of all ages and abilities, cultures, gender and nationalities.
Trop Jr - for filmmakers aged 15 years and under on 9 February 2019

Best Film & Director
Best Actress
Best Actor

Tropfest Craft Awards
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Screenplay
Best Visual Effects and/or Animation


Action Action Adaptation Adaptation Adventure Adventure Advertising Advertising Animation Animation Art-house Art-house Asian Asian Black Black Black Comedy Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Children Comedy Comedy Crime Crime Disaster Disaster Documentary Documentary Drama Drama Educational Educational Erotic Erotic Experimental Experimental Family Family Fantasy Fantasy Foreign Language Foreign Language French French Gangster Gangster Gay and Lesbian Gay and Lesbian Ghost Ghost Historical Historical Horror Horror Independent Independent Jewish Jewish Legal Legal Martial Arts Martial Arts Medical Medical Murder Mystery Murder Mystery Music Video Music Video Musical Musical Mystery Mystery National National Natural History Natural History Noir Noir Period Period Political Political Reality Reality Religious Religious Romance Romance Science Fiction Science Fiction Short Short Silent Silent Sport Sport Spy Spy Student Student Supernatural Supernatural Teen Teen Thriller Thriller Travel Travel TV TV War War Western Western Women Women

Apply via Film Freeway

Known festival contacts Contacts
Tropfest Australia
Annie Parnell
Filmmaker & Industry Liaison Manager


Open to the public


Tropfest is open to everyone but films must be made for the competition and include the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) which is CANDLE for 2019. For Trop Jr films, the 2019 TSI is PIZZA. Films must be no longer than 7 mins, including opening titles and end credits.


Entries are accepted in all formats but will be screened ain1920 x 1080 pixel aspect ratio format and must be available as either a Pro-Res 422 or H264 file format suitable for broadcast if selected as a finalist.


AUD$45 for Tropfest
AUD$25 for Trop Jr

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