Tropfest Marks 25 Year Milestone With World First Partnership

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15:  (L-R) Lucy Turnbull AO, Amanda Chadwick, Brenton Thwaites, Sam Neill, Tess Haubrich, Marian Macgowan, Mark Speakman, George Miller AO and Ben Bartlett pose during a Tropfest press conference at Parramatta Park on August 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival and one of Australia’s most iconic cultural events, today announced Red Bull TV  & Network 10 as their broadcast partners for 2017.

Tropfest 25 will be streamed LIVE and exclusively on Red Bull TV from Parramatta, Sydney on Saturday, 11 February 2017 across multiple platforms in Australia and around the world, broadcasting the festival to a global audience.

Red Bull TV offers free and unlimited access to the best stream and VOD covering the most interesting sports, music, culture and innovation content.

Pictured above:  (L-R) Lucy Turnbull AO, Amanda Chadwick, Brenton Thwaites, Sam Neill, Tess Haubrich, Marian Macgowan, Mark Speakman, George Miller AO and Ben Bartlett pose during a Tropfest press conference at Parramatta Park on August 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

In addition to Red Bull TV, Tropfest is delighted to announce Network Ten as the exclusive free to air broadcast partner of the world’s largest short film festival.

The 25th anniversary event will broadcast from Parramatta Park on ELEVEN on Saturday 11th February, showcasing all the action from Tropfest’s new home featuring red carpet arrivals, interviews with celebrities and the 16 finalists’ films as we count down to the winner of Tropfest 25.

The outdoor festival attracts the largest live audience for short films in the world and now with Red Bull TV on board, there is the opportunity for more people than ever from around the world to enjoy this iconic event.

The Red Bull TV partnership provides a global platform to showcase some of the most exciting new careers in Australian film and television.

CGU Insurance, whose sponsorship saw Cummins&Partners nab B&T’s Award for Best Use of Sponsorship, will also make a return as a valued partner of Tropfest.

The foundation partner and naming rights partner of Tropfest has signed a new three year deal which will ensure Tropfest continues to grow to become one of most celebrated festivals in the world, showcasing emerging talent, celebrating films and sharing unique content.

Following the recent announcement that Tropfest will move to a new home in Parramatta in 2017, Parramatta Park Trust and the City of Parramatta have come on board as proud Strategic Partners of Tropfest, ensuring Tropfest can grow and reach new and broader audiences over the next three years (2017-2019).

Tropfest will be held in the World Heritage listed Parramatta Park on Saturday 11 February in the four-hectare Cattle Paddock which can accommodate over 70,000 people. Trop Jr will be held on Friday 10 February as part of The Crescent Live summer event series, with the capacity to accommodate over 18,000 people.

In 2017, Western Sydney University (WSU) Is the Program Partner presenting ‘TropTalks’, which kicks off the five-day festival.

The University’s partnership adds further strength to TropTalks, as Tropfest’s national education series for filmmakers: a series of talks covering a broad range of topics on filmmaking.  TropTalks will involve Tropfest’s best-known talent, alumni and friends and the program will be rolled out across every state and territory.

Long-time partner, Dinosaur Designs, creators of the iconic Tropfest Trophy, continue their valued partnership, which started back in 1997.

Other new partners include Coca-Cola Amatil’s Mount Franklin, official water, soft drink, frozen and juice partner; Coates Hire, Official Hire Equipment Sponsor and naming rights to Tropfest Volunteers; Getty Images, Official Imagery Supplier of Tropfest; EY, Official Governance Partner of Tropfest and Colin, Biggers & Paisley, Official Legal Partner of Tropfest.

John Polson, founder of Tropfest, said, “It’s exciting to marvel at how far Tropfest has come, we are thrilled with every one of these exciting new partnerships. They will be an integral part of the revitalized Tropfest for its debut at our new home in Parramatta.”

Tropfest has for the first time moved to a Saturday night, recognising the opportunities that the night brings for new attendees and core fans who want to spend more time at the park that evening and over their weekend.

Since its inception in 1993, Tropfest has played a pivotal role in fostering the careers of some the biggest and brightest names in the film and TV industry, including Sam Worthington (Avatar), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), and Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), among many other stars.

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