Tropfest moves to Fed Square

05 February, 2010 by IF

Press release from Tropfest

Movie Extra Tropfest is pleased to announce Federation Square as the new Melbourne host venue for one of Australia’s most iconic cultural events.


Movie Extra Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival – will take place on Sunday 21 February 2010 at Federation Square, the cultural and entertainment hub of Melbourne.

John Polson, Director and Founder of Tropfest, said today: “I’m incredibly excited about our new Melbourne home. Melbourne’s interest and involvement in Tropfest has been growing exponentially over the past few years, culminating in the increasing number of Victorian entrants and finalists. Federation Square couldn’t be a better fit for us. It’s the perfect place for Melbourne’s film lovers to come together and celebrate the best of Australia’s up and coming film talent.”

Federation Square will be one of eight free, public, outdoor venues across Australia hosting the festival live via satellite:

NSW Sydney The Domain, Sydney Botanic Gardens Trust 12pm
VIC Melbourne Federation Square Federation Square, City of Melbourne, Film Vic & ACMI 5.30pm
ACT Canberra Commonwealth Park ACT Government 3pm
QLD Brisbane Riverside Green, South Bank QPIX 4pm
TAS Hobart Salamanca Square Salamanca Arts Centre/ Wide Angle Tasmania 5pm
SA Adelaide Glenelg at the Bay Media Resource Centre 3pm
QLD Surfers Paradise Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise Alliance 3.30pm
WA Perth Princess May Park, Fremantle Film & Television Institute 5pm