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Tropfest 2018

Saturday February 17

The Crescent, Parramatta Park

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest, returns for a week of celebrations in February with the Tropfest ‘main event’ set to take place on Saturday 17 February 2018 in the gorgeous Crescent in Parramatta Park.

Join us for a FREE night under the stars as we premier our 16 incredible finalist films at the iconic and beautiful Parramatta Park. The atmosphere is electric and the film screening is well attended by Australian and International film celebrities and thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors to our city. 

This year's judges include Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon along with Primetime Emmy-nominated filmmaker Garth Davis (Lion), BAFTA-nominated Aussie documentarian Jennifer Peedom (Mountain), and Logie award-winning Indigenous actor Rob Collins (Cleverman).

Hosting the live broadcast will be ABC’s beloved Zan Rowe (Double J Mornings) and comedian Susie Youssef (The Chaser’s Media Circus). The broadcast will also feature a special guest performance by internationally-renowned comedic showman Tim Minchin.

Other Tropfest events that week include TropTalks - a series of seminars focused on storytelling and filmmaking - and Trop Jr for those aged 15 and under.

This year's films must include the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) which this year is ‘ROSE’ - chosen in honour of last year’s jury president, Rose Byrne.

Event information

What: Tropfest 2018

When: Saturday 17 February, 12 – 11pm

Where: The Crescent – Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW 2150 – maps available HERE

Price: FREE


Download the program guide

12pm: Gates open - Tropfest Food Village opens

4pm: Entertainment at The Crescent - Hosted by Andy Ryan and Kristy Best

4:30pm: Screenings of Trop Jr 2018 final three films + the Best of Tropfest

5:25pm: Cumbiamuffin performance

6:30pm: Thandi Phoenix performance

8pm: ABC live national broadcast commences + screening of the Tropfest finalist films

9:15pm: Special guest performance by Tim Minchin

10:45pm: Announcement of Tropfest winners + awards presentation

Tropfest Food Village options

  • The Original Soup Man
  • Happy as Larry
  • Bar Coco Coffee and Gelato
  • Volkswurst
  • Memphis BBQ Pit
  • De Wafel
  • Fancy Banger
  • Epic Pizza
  • Gourmet Pizza
  • Cuban Cantina
  • Emmy’s Turkish Gozleme

For more information

For event details, screening venues, public transport options and regular updates on all things Trop visit:

Website: www.tropfest.org.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tropfest

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tropfest

Instagram: www.instagram.com/tropfest

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/tropfest

Tropfest noise hotline: 02 9699 4885 (active on event day only)

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