John Polson

Tropfest Australia 2013

Tropfest, everybody’s favorite short film festival, is back this weekend in its hometown of Sydney. On Sunday, founder John Polson and the rest of the Tropfest crew will view shorts from all 16 finalists and decide the fate of the next big director in front of the largest crowd ever to tune in. That’s right, [...]

Australians in Film Awards

The Australians in Film Awards and benefit dinner happened last night in Los Angeles, and in true L.A. fashion, there were plenty of things that are now being gossiped about all over the world.

John Polson (L), founder of Tropfest and Australian actor Rose Byrne, who was a judge at the event.

Saturday night marked the New York premiere of Tropfest – The World’s Largest Short Film Festival – which began 20 years ago at the Tropicana Cafe in Sydney.


Los Angeles-based Australians in Film (AiF), the preeminent organization for expatriate Australians in the entertainment industry, is holding its eighth annual Breakthrough Awards that will honor Australian actors Liam Hemsworth, (The Hunger Games) and Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck). For the first time, this year AiF has added an international category and will honor studio executive Harvey Weinstein [...]

An Evening With John Polson

This is the week of Harper. The England born and Perth raised singer/songwriter/harmonica/digderidooer continues his romp across America with his Michigan based backers The Midwest Sound. The tour hits Pensacola, FL on Tuesday, Mobile, AL on Thursday, Destin, FL on Friday and Sandestin, FL on Saturday.

Tropfest New York is shaping up with some major players

By now, you should have heard all about Tropfest coming to NYC this year. Now, the people behind the world’s largest short film festival have made a mighty announcement about some huge US-based partners coming on board. Prominent media outlets STARZ CINEMA, NBC 4, and WNYC Radio and big brands Citi, Thompson Hotels and Film Society of [...]

Tropfest Founder John Polson, who is producing "Sydney Unplugged", at the film festival in 2009

A new Aussie movie in the same vein as Paris Je T’aime and New York Stories is set to be centered around 12 tales that occur in Sydney.


The world’s biggest short film festival known as Tropfest is making its American debut in New York City this summer, and filmmakers everywhere are getting ready.