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, [...]

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.

Tropfest Las Vegas

Our featured event this week is the initial arrival of Tropfest in the States. This weekend, from June 1 – 3, the short film festival will take over the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The weekend is hosted by comedian and actor Rob Corddry and features a celebrity film judging panel led by Toni Collette.

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.


Actor Hugh Jackman has been selected as the host of Tropfest‘s inaugural New York City this coming June. As we’ve noted before, Mr. Jackman is one of a number of influential celebrities helping to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the short-film festival and competition by bringing it to the United States.

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.

Tropfest Vegas

After expanding to New York City, Sydney’s short film festival Tropfest has announced that it will also celebrate its 20th birthday with a weekend-long festival in Las Vegas.


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.