Years running: 26 (since 1993)

Tropfest Australia

International short film festival


Tropfest is Australia’s most prestigious short film festival, and is regarded as one of Australia's most iconic cultural events. It is also the largest short film festival in the world. Tropfest is known for its contribution to the development of the Australian film industry by providing unique platforms for emerging filmmakers through its events and initiatives, and new audiences for their work.


  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Best Male Actor
  • Best Female Actor 

and more...


  • Your film must be made specifically for Tropfest Australia 2018
  • Your film must never have been seen in public (including on-line) 
  • Your film must be no longer than 7 minutes (including titles and credits)
  • Your film must contain the 2018 Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) "ROSE" or "RAINBOW" for Trop Jr.
  • Your film must be in 16:9 ratio and PAL format 

Selection Media Type: Online screener

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

World premiere required.




Official website


Suite 14, Level 1, 20A Danks Street
Sydney NSW 2017

Phone: 02 8011 0290

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 19, 2017
  • Deadline
    January 11, 2018
  • Notifications
    February 05, 2018
  • Event dates
    24 February 2018
Categories & Fees

No longer than 7 minutes.

  • Deadline — $35

Films made by filmmakers aged over 15 years at the time of the event.

  • Deadline — $35
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