QT Sydney

Australia’s most prestigious short film festival and Australia’s premier cinema and hotel group are partnering up to bring Tropfest to the people nationally.

The Tropfest team said they are thrilled to announce their new partnership with Moonlight Cinema and QT Sydney after recently signing a three-year deal with Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL).

The short film event returns to Sydney’s Centennial Park on December 7 this year, and now the new AHL deal will see the event screened live at Moonlight Cinema locations across the country; Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Central Lawn, Adelaide’s Botanic Park, New Farm Park at Brisbane Powerhouse and Perth’s Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Other live outdoor screenings of Tropfest will take place at Hobart’s Salamanca Square and an additional three Perth screenings thanks to the Film and Television Institute; rooftop movies, Northbridge Plaza and the James St Amphitheatre, with other venues still to be announced.

“Tropfest stands proud as the world’s largest short film festival and an iconic event on Australia’s cultural calendar. In partnering up with Moonlight Cinema, another favourite summer pastime of Australian film lovers, we’re able to ensure more Australians have an opportunity to take part in our Festival,” said Michael Laverty, Tropfest Managing Director.

Ian Sutherland, the Group Marketing Director, AHL added, “Tropfest will be a shining star on Moonlight Cinema’s glittering summer program. We can’t wait to bring a night of great quality short films, food, friends and festival fun to film-lovers at Moonlight Cinemas all over Australia. And those who want to be part of the Sydney event can enjoy designer accommodation and the official after party at QT Sydney.”

This year’s Festival is expected to be Tropfest’s biggest yet with scores of filmmakers around the country competing for the chance to be one of the 16 finalists whose short films will premiere live to a national audience of around 150,000, as well as broadcast free-to-air on SBS 2 to an even bigger home audience.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management