Entries to Tropfest 2014 are now closed.
Tropfest 2015 entries will open in August.

Entries have closed for Tropfest Australia 2014 with over 600 films submitted.

As always films can be about anything but need to include the annual Tropfest Signature Item (TSI), which for 2015 is “CARD”.

Tropfest is about great stories, told well.

Tropfest was established to encourage production, not just exhibition. Our event is not just about ‘showing’ films – it’s about ‘making’ them. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to showcase your work to as wide an audience as possible, not only with the fantastic premiere your film will receive if selected for Tropfest Australia 2014, but also by utilising a variety of distribution outlets following the festival.

We expect that over 100,000 people will come together in venues around the country on Sunday December 6 2015, with thousands more watching at home via SBS 2, to view the Official Finalist Films.

Submission Guidelines

All filmmakers must adhere to the following guidelines:

- Your film must be made specifically for Tropfest Australia 2015

- Your film’s first public screening must be Tropfest Australia 2015

- Your film must be no longer than 7 minutes (including titles and credits)

- Your film must contain the Tropfest Australia 2015 Signature Item (TSI) ‘CARD’

- Your film must be in 16:9 ratio and PAL format

- You must pay the entry fee of $45AUD (inc GST) and submit and upload via our online entry system in the correct format and received NO LATER than entry deadline time and date

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We believe that everyone has a story to tell ... and that those stories deserve an audience.

John Polson, Founder of Tropfest