Short film festival entries open

October 18, 2017 by  

The inaugural success of Tropfest in 2017 has been celebrated with the recent announcement that it will be held again at Parramatta Park.

The event, which attracted entries from Castle Hill and across the Hills Shire district, is aimed at short film enthusiasts.

Tropfest founder John Polson visited the venue Parramatta Park in September.

The visit, according to Mr Polson, was organised to look around and to come up with new ideas on how to utilise other areas of the park to create an even better atmosphere and event in 2018.

Accompanied by Castle Hill MP and Multiculturalism Minister Ray Williams, Polson said next year’s theme will be ‘diversity’:

“Cultural diversity is an important aspect of our society’s fabric.”

Polson said he is not only urging people to apply to take part in the Tropfest, which is the largest short film festival in the world, but also wants to see the message of inclusiveness and diversity embraced by the broader community.

“The main message we want to push is that we want stories from all walks of ethnic backgrounds. We tapped into a new audience this year where, for the first time, 50 per cent of the 16 finalists were women.”

He said the aim with next year’s theme of diversity is to take it to the next level.

Print shops have been busy producing entry forms, which must be submitted by January 11, 2018. The signature item to be included is a rose.