A WEEK CELEBRATING CREATIVITY

FOR FILM MAKERS AND LOVERS

TropTalks Presented By

TropTalks is Tropfest’s ideas and education program, jointly presented with Western Sydney University. Filmmakers and film lovers alike will hear from leading innovators and creators, Tropfest family and friends, as they discuss and debate contemporary topics shaping the screen industry today.

From exploring new technologies in filmmaking or the rise of genre busting content, to examining new approaches in Indigenous storytelling or adaptations, TropTalks will cover a rich variety of conversations as we celebrate a week of short film from February 13-17.

Each TropTalk offers discounted tickets for students from Western Sydney University.

Event Details 13-16 February Various WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY PARRAMATTA CITY AND SYDNEY CITY CAMPUSEs

New Technologies in Filmmaking

Tuesday Feb 13 - 6:30pm
Western Sydney University,
Parramatta City Campus
Peter Shergold Building
Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street Parramatta

Speakers:

  • Adam Johansen - Co-Director, ODD STUDIO
  • Colin Ware - Make Up Effects Artist, ODD STUDIO
  • Michela Ledwidge - Artist and Director, Mod
  • Lynette Wallworth - Emmy Award-winning artist/filmmaker

Genre busters

Wednesday Feb 14 - 6:30pm
Western Sydney University,
Parramatta City Campus
Peter Shergold Building,
Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street Parramatta

Speakers:

  • Abe Forsythe - Tropfest Alumni and Writer/Director (Down Under, upcoming Little Monsters)
  • Maryella Hatfield - Documentary Filmmaker (The Future Makers)
  • Yolanda Ramke - Tropfest Alumni and Writer/Co-Director, Cargo
  • Ben Howling - Tropfest Alumni and Co-Director, Cargo

Indigenous Storytelling

Thursday Feb 15 - 12:30pm
Western Sydney University,
Sydney City Campus
Level 1, L/Theatre,
Western Sydney University,
255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Speakers:

  • Catriona McKenzie - Writer/Director (Satellite Boy, Redfern Now, The Secret Daughter)
  • Anousha Zarkesh - Casting Director
  • Tysan Towney - Actor (Romper Stomper, Cleverman)

Adaptation: Bringing Stories To Life

Friday Feb 16 (From 6:30pm)
Adaptation – Western Sydney University,
Parramatta City Campus
Peter Shergold Building,
Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street Parramatta

Speakers:

  • Robert Connolly - Writer/Director (Barracuda, The Turning, Underground: The Julian Assange Story, Balibo)
  • Angie Fielder - Producer (Lion, Berlin Syndrome, The Other Guy, Wish You Were Here)
  • Saroo Brierley - Writer of International Bestselling Autobiography A Long Way Home (Adapted into the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Film Lion)
  • Marty Murphy - Lecturer and Writer/Director (Lost Things)

Craft Awards

Tropfest's event to celebrate all aspects of the craft of filmmaking!

The industry will come together to celebrate and acknowledge the best craft and skill in the Finalist films. With thanks to our affiliate partners, the Australian Cinematographers Society, Australian Guild of Screen Composers, Australian Screen Editors, Australian Screen Sound Guild, the Visual Effects Society and the Australian Production Designer's Guild, the Tropfest 26 Craft Awards recognises excellence in the fields of screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound, screen music composition, VFX, production design and costume.

Event Details Friday 16 February 7.30pm for 8pm start Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus

Trop Jr

Modelled on Tropfest, Trop Jr is our signature event showcasing the work of our 16 finalist films, made by incredibly talented filmmakers aged 15 years and under.

Event Details Saturday 17 February 12pm TBA

Tropfest 2018: Event Day

Join us for a FREE night under the stars as we premier our 16 incredible finalist films at the iconic and beautiful Parramatta Park. The atmosphere is electric and the film screening is well attended by Australian and International film celebrities and thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors to our city.

Come and experience an amazing night of fun, film and food in Parramatta!

Great food. Good wine. Good times. Check out all the food and drink on offer here.

All you need to know about what to bring can be found here.

And if you’re coming by public transport - which we strongly recommend, check here for details on getting there and back.

Event Details Saturday 17 February Food village opens from 12
Films start screening at dusk
PARRAMATTA PARK
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