Tropfest 25

Client: Tropfest Australia

Tropfest is one of Australia’s most iconic cultural events, responsible for launching some of Australia’s most notable film and TV careers. In 2017, Tropfest found a new home in Parramatta Park. Ted & Co. Events partnered with Tropfest to deliver the main event along with a week long program of events including: TropTalks, Opening Night Party, Craft Awards, and Trop Jr.

Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival. Founded by actor/director John Polson. Tropfest began as a screening for 200 people at the ‘Tropicana Caffe’ in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia, but has since become the largest platform for short films in the world.

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 such as Joel and Nash Edgerton, Alethea Jones, Sam Worthington, Elissa Down and more. Events include Tropfest, Trop Jr, TropTalks and more, which form part of our multiday celebration of Australian film.

Annually the event is filled with live music, entertainment, black carpet arrivals and of course, the world premier of 16 finalist short films! The 2017 event saw over 40,000 event attendees and the jury included Rose Byrne, George Miller, Sam Neill, Bruna Papandrea, and Rachel Perkins.