Film Lovers Head West to Tropfest
Founded in 1993 by film director John Polson, the annual Tropfest short film festival now attracts a huge national event audience annually. This is a unique competition as every film must be made specifically for Tropfest and must include the 2018 Tropfest Signature Item, “ROSE”. Troptalks presented by Western Sydney University (13–16 February) return to their new home at the University’s Parramatta City and Sydney City campuses. Then watch as the 16 finalists’ films are shown on the big screen on 17 February in beautiful Parramatta Park, where fans can pick their patch with VIP seating to skip the crowds. This year Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon will head up the Tropfest jury.
17 February, films start screening at dusk, free event (paid VIP seating available via Ticketek), Parramatta Park, Parramatta. tropfest.org.au