Born 21 years ago in a cafe (‘The Tropicana’) in Sydney, Australia, Tropfest is now the world’s largest short film festival.
Tropfest gives emerging filmmakers the opportunity to take part in a global phenomenon that has become one of the world’s best springboards for emerging talent.
There are a few simple guidelines Tropfest entrants must follow: all entries must be made specifically for the event and have their premiere at Tropfest New York; films cannot exceed seven minutes; and each film must contain the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI), which changes each year. In 2013, the TSI has is “BRIDGE”.
The Tropfest mission is to continue to develop the most exciting forum in the world for audiences to celebrate premium short films and to continue to offer filmmakers a bigger and better platform to launch their professional careers.