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Tropfest makes a comeback

Feel the love as the world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest makes a Valentine’s Day comeback.

Short film fans around Australia were heartbroken when earlier this year it was announced that the iconic event was cancelled, but thanks to the generous sponsor CGU Insurance, the Festival has received a lifeline and will be back on Sunday 14 February 2016 in Centennial Parklands, Sydney (with fingers crossed a live screening in Melbourne). 

Twenty-one years on, Tropfest Australia attracted a live national audience of around 150,000 people on a single night and today more than 1.6 million people have attended a Tropfest event over it’s lifetime.

 “As a free, outdoor event, Tropfest makes short film accessible to all. There’s nothing else quite like it and I think that’s what people love.. Tropfest is a great festival, providing unique platforms for talented filmmakers through its events and initiatives, and we are excited to be able to help them get back on their feet,” Mr Bessell said.

“Tropfest is about fostering the growth of the Australian film industry, and these Trop Jr finalists are a shining example of filmmakers whose career trajectories could be limitless.” said John Polson, Tropfest Founder and Director

An important date on budding filmmaker’s calendars, the festival has now spread globally to New Zealand, South East Asia, New York, the Middle East and elsewhere.

The Tropfest finalist films will premiere live in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands on Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14, and will also be broadcast free-to-air from 9pm on SBS 2. 

When: February 14, 2015

Where: Sydney Centennial Parklands (+ live screenings)

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