We once again ask filmmakers to get out there and start making short films for the world's largest short film festival. There are two competitions: Tropfest; and Tropfest Jr which is for filmmakers aged 15 and under at the date of the event.

As always films can be about anything but need to include the annual Tropfest Signature Item (TSI), which for 2018 is “ROSE”, for Tropfest entries and "RAINBOW" for Tropfest Jr entries.

Tropfest is about great stories, told well.

All films must follow the Tropfest Guidelines & Rules for submission: they must be made specifically for Tropfest, not be seen in public before (including on-line), include the TSI and not be longer than 7 minutes in total.

Tropfest was established to encourage production, not just exhibition. Our event is not just about ‘showing’ films – it’s about ‘making’ them. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to showcase your work to as wide an audience as possible, not only with the fantastic premiere your film will receive if selected for Tropfest Australia 2018, but also by utilising a variety of distribution outlets following the festival.

Our event takes place on Saturday 24 February 2018 in Sydney, Australia and there will be a series of events surrounding the main screening, including TropTalks, the Tropfest Craft Awards and the Trop Jr screening and Awards.

Awards & Prizes

The winner of Tropfest Australia 2018 will take home a fabulous prize package, that will include a $10,000 cash prize, a return airfare trip to Los Angeles for networking with studio executives and career development and much more. The prize pool for 2018 promises to be equally exciting.

AWARDS:
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor
and more!

Rules & Terms

ALL FILMMAKERS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

• 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
• Your film must be uploaded by 6pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday 11 January 2018.
• You must agree to ALL terms and conditions of entry as specified in the Terms & Conditions on our website.

**IMPORTANT**

** PLEASE COMPLETE ALL FIELDS IN THE SUBMISSION FORM, INCLUDING THE SPECIAL QUESTIONS AT THE END AND INCLUDE A PRESS KIT IF YOU HAVE ONE, WITH A DIRECTOR'S BIOG. AND 4 FILM STILLS (2 x production and 2 x behind the scenes)! **

By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you are agreeing to the Tropfest Australia 2018 Terms and Conditions. Please read the full Terms and Conditions of entry to Tropfest Australia 2018 here: http://www.tropfest.org.au