Events

John Polson started the ‘Tropicana Short Film Festival’ (as it was originally known) as an informal short film screening for cast, crew and friends at the Tropicana Cafe in Sydney’s Darlinghurst. More than 200 people showed up for that first screening, and, inspired by the turn out, John decided that a full-fledged short film festival was the next step.

Twenty two years on, Tropfest Australia attracts a live national audience of around 150,000 people on a single night. The main event is hosted at Sydney’s Centennial Park, with a live broadcast on free-to-air TV channel SBS 2. The festival itself is an outdoor celebration complete with live music and entertainment, public catering and bars, red carpet arrivals and the highly anticipated film screenings followed by an awards ceremony.

A new partnership with Moonlight Cinemas will see Tropfest screened across the country with live outdoor venues in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Other screenings will also take place in Perth, Surfers Paradise and Hobart.

Tropfest is FREE to attend.

Basic event details below, sign up to TropNews for event updates as they occur!

SYDNEY

Sunday December 7
Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park
Gates open at 11am

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MELBOURNE

Sunday December 7
Moonlight Cinemas Screening
Royal Botanic Gardens, on Birdwood Avenue (near the intersection of Domain Road), South Yarra

 

CANBERRA

Sunday December 7
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park

 

ADELAIDE

Sunday December 7
Moonlight Cinemas Screening
Botanic Gardens, Hackney Road

 

HOBART

Sunday December 7
Salamanca Square

 

PERTH

Sunday December 7
Moonlight Cinemas Screening
Synergy Parkland in Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Sunday December 7
Film & Television Institute Screenings
James St, Amphitheatre, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.
Trop Jr Screening commences 6:00pm, Tropfest Screening commences 7:00pm

Sunday December 7
Film & Television Institute Screenings
Cnr Cale Street and The Crescent, Midland
5:00-10:30pm