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)
SHARE
THIS



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.

Latest News

Rakuten Marketing Launches Consent Management Platform In Line With GDPR
  • Marketing

Rakuten Marketing Launches Consent Management Platform In Line With GDPR

Performance marketing company Rakuten Marketing has unveiled a new consent management platform (CMP) for retailers, advertisers and publishers. Compliant with the IAB Europe/Tech Lab Transparency and Consent Framework and developed to-date within a DigiTrust (now IAB Tech Lab) working group, the CMP is a proactive measure to help retailers, advertisers and publishers gain consent under […]

Five Top Tips To Improve Your UX And SEO
  • Opinion

Five Top Tips To Improve Your UX And SEO

Is your UX & SEO performing like a brattish MAFS contestant? Well, let this be the penetrative lube to their love woes.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Marc Edward Agency Snares PR Account For Cruiseco Australia
  • Marketing

Marc Edward Agency Snares PR Account For Cruiseco Australia

Experiential marketing firm Marc Edward Agency (MEA) announced the addition of Cruiseco Australia as client for its communications division. Following on from its execution of the Cruiseco 17th Annual Conference in Brisbane earlier this year, MEA has been appointed as the cruise specialist’s PR agency of record. Cruiseco CEO Amanda McClelland said: “Having demonstrated their […]

Why All Email Should Be Mobile First
  • Opinion

Why All Email Should Be Mobile First

Here's an authoritative article on email and mobile, and be safe in the knowledge it wasn't penned by any B&T staff.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
39th AWARD Awards Winners Announced
  • Media

39th AWARD Awards Winners Announced

B&T was a lucky guest at the AWARD Awards last Friday, although misread the bit about fancy dress & went as a chicken.

Women In Media Profile: Zeina Khodr
  • Media

Women In Media Profile: Zeina Khodr

When B&T was offered to interview a lady named “Zeina”, we initially thought it was the warrior princess herself.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Q&A With Cannes Chairman Terry Savage
  • Advertising
  • Media

Q&A With Cannes Chairman Terry Savage

If you mistakenly thought this was an interview with Kojak's Telly Savalas, as it turns out, it's even better than that.

Optus To Phase Out Virgin Mobile Brand
  • Marketing

Optus To Phase Out Virgin Mobile Brand

Didn't much fancy that Telstra story above? Well, perhaps B&T could tempt you with this tasty Optus tickler instead.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
AKQA R&D Teams Up With Google For Semi Permanent 2018
  • Media

AKQA R&D Teams Up With Google For Semi Permanent 2018

AKQA R&D in collaboration with Google has developed a process called Somesthetic Transfer. It uses machine learning to take both the style and texture of an artwork and apply it to another image to be 3D printed with a UV printer. The works will be displayed at Semi Permanent 2018 in Sydney from Thursday 24 […]

WPP’s Health & Wellness To Unveil ‘How Design Can Save A Life” For Vivid
  • Marketing
  • Media

WPP’s Health & Wellness To Unveil ‘How Design Can Save A Life” For Vivid

Design students from Torrens University’s Billy Blue College of Design have partnered with WPP AUNZ’s Health & Wellness division to decode clinical data on ‘Medicinal Marijuana in the Treatment of Epilepsy’. Their creative solutions will be presented at a Vivid Ideas Exchange titled ‘Design can save your life: how can creativity improve comprehension of health data?’ […]

Diversity Case Study Series: The Royals
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media

Diversity Case Study Series: The Royals

If you read one diversity case study on B&T today, make it this one. Not that there's any others to choose from, really.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Cricket Australia Finds New Major Sponsor
  • Marketing

Cricket Australia Finds New Major Sponsor

B&T was going to insert a homage to Sherbert's classic "Howzat" here before realising it was naff and showed our age.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
PHD Wins HSBC Global Media Account
  • Media

PHD Wins HSBC Global Media Account

ICYMI, PHD has FTW the HSBC business IRL. It's not so much a LOL or NSFW, but a TL;DR. Ahh, forget the whole thing.

InMoment Accelerates APAC Expansion With Key Acquisition
  • Media

InMoment Accelerates APAC Expansion With Key Acquisition

Customer experience (CX) intelligence platform, InMoment, has expanded into Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of customer experience agency, brandXP and appointment of Claire Fastier as its APAC business head.

Marketers Need To Focus On Voice Search Right Now
  • Opinion

Marketers Need To Focus On Voice Search Right Now

In this opinion piece, Performics Australia performance content account director Steve Robinson (pictured below) dives into the hazy relationship between marketers and voice-activated technology. From settling family disputes, (“Hey Google, are fossil fuels really made from dinosaur bones?”) to running a household, (“OK Google, add toothpaste to my shopping list”), voice-activated systems are becoming more […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
SpotX Launches Online Resource Library For Publishers Seeking GDPR Guidance
  • Advertising
  • Media

SpotX Launches Online Resource Library For Publishers Seeking GDPR Guidance

Video advertising and monetisation platform SpotX has announced the launch of an online resource library for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The library can be found on the company’s website and is part of a wider educational initiative by SpotX – which is headquartered in the US and has an office in […]

Daylight Agency Opens Government Division, Hires Legal & Political Expert
  • Marketing

Daylight Agency Opens Government Division, Hires Legal & Political Expert

Integrated communications firm Daylight Agency has cemented its presence in the government and political arena with the appointment of industry veteran David Begg. A practising solicitor for over 28 years, Begg (pictured above) will head up the agency’s new government division. He has extensive experience working with large commercial clients on high-profile regulatory and legal […]

Frost Design Unveils New Look For John Holland
  • Marketing

Frost Design Unveils New Look For John Holland

Frost Design has shown off its comprehensive rebrand of iconic Australian infrastructure and property business John Holland, based around the brand idea of ‘Transforming Lives’. John Holland CEO Joe Barr said Frost was the only branding business who understood that the impact of the rebrand was just as important internally as it would be externally, […]

Women In Media Profile: Jill Johnston
  • Media

Women In Media Profile: Jill Johnston

We've got an absolute cracking Women in Media profile today. Not to say it's approved by the Chiropractors' Association.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama Dance Together at the Presidents Ball
  • Media

Netflix Secures Producer Deal With The Obamas

It seems former US president Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama aren’t quite done with the international spotlight just yet. The Obamas have officially signed a multiyear deal with Netflix, which will see the power couple producing films and series with the streaming giant. According to Netflix, “The Obamas will produce a diverse […]

How To Spot A Trend Versus A Fad
  • Opinion

How To Spot A Trend Versus A Fad

One need only view our editor's hot pink leg warmers today to realise he's neither fad nor trend.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Why Engagement Is The New Rule Of Content
  • Opinion

Why Engagement Is The New Rule Of Content

And why is B&T running a photo of an engaged couple for this content engagement article? It was either that or a carrot.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Fairfax Media Recruits 20 Trainee Journalists Across All Its Titles
  • Media

Fairfax Media Recruits 20 Trainee Journalists Across All Its Titles

Fairfax Media has today announced the recruitment of 20 trainee journalists to join the newsrooms of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times and WAtoday. This represents one of Metro’s largest trainee intakes in years and underlines the commitment of the mastheads to fostering a new generation […]

Sydney Australia - November 7, 2011. An extreme close up of an American express card issued by the Australian bank Westpac.
  • Media

AMEX Launches Global Media Review

Are there not enough hours in the day? Are you cheek-by-jowl with your co-workers? Well, hopefully you won't win this.

Sydney Water & Republic of Everyone Create Vinyl Records Made Of Recycled Marine Plastic
  • Campaigns
  • Marketing

Sydney Water & Republic of Everyone Create Vinyl Records Made Of Recycled Marine Plastic

Sydney Water has pioneered a way to create records from marine plastics and, in doing so, encourage more people to join the movement of local clean-up groups rolling up their sleeves every weekend to clean plastics, litter and other pollutants from the city’s beaches and waterways. Plastics are collected by volunteers, then cut in pieces […]