After a sketchy period where it was looking like it might have just tropped its last ever fest, the world’s biggest short film festival Tropfest is finally looking to be back at full strength, today announcing the dates and deets for its 2018 edition.

Returning to its new home of Parramatta Park in Sydney’s west, the little fest that could will be celebrating the best of our countries short-filmmakers Saturday February 17th, with entries set to open via the Tropfest website October 15th.

In a press release Tropfest founder and Director John Poulson pointed to last year’s huge success, specifically in regards to diversity:

In 2017 Tropfest achieved gender equality for the first time ever, with 50% of the Festival finalists made by female filmmakers. This year, Tropfest will strive to further increase inclusivity, welcoming support from the NSW Government through Multicultural NSW to encourage culturally diverse filmmakers to submit their stories.

Organisers have also announced this year’s signature item, “ROSE”, which filmmakers are free to interpret and include in their 7-min-max film, however they see fit.

My suggestion? I’d probs just go ahead and cast Rose McGowan. Doneso.

Tropfest Is Back In Parramatta For 2018 With A Thorny New Signature Item

Righto, get shooting mates.

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