Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance, has announced leading Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home), AACTA-nominated Indigenous actor Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road), screen starlet Jessica McNamee (Packed to the Rafters), award-winning filmmaker David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), and Australian producer Michele Bennett (Chopper) will join film legend Eric Bana on the Tropfest Australia 2019 Jury.
This extraordinary panel of industry leaders will select a winner from 16 finalists at the main event this weekend (Saturday 9 February) at Parramatta Park.
From 8pm settle in for the main event – join host Rob Shehadie for the rapid-fire showcase of 16 short films, spanning hilarious comedies, captivating true stories and heartfelt dramas. It’s a guaranteed great night under the stars with your friends and family, screening phenomenally punchy shorts on the big screen!
And for the first time:
For the first time in 27 years, Tropfest will live-stream a ground-breaking, interactive show in partnership with Facebook Australia and CGU Insurance, called Tropfest All Access on Sunday 10 February at 4:00PM AEDT. Audiences around Australia and the world will be able to watch all 16 finalist films from Tropfest 2019 at home, exclusively on Facebook Watch. The show will feature the winner’s announcement, exclusive footage from throughout the night including the juror’s deliberations, and interviews with John Polson and other A-list stars.
Broadcast live on the Tropfest Facebook page, Tropfest All Access will be hosted by Australia’s most fabulous film-geek Maude Garrett. Viewers can comment, ask questions, contribute to the conversation with the show’s guests, answer Polls, and win cool prizes throughout the broadcast.
This year Tropfest’s Foundation Partner, CGU Insurance has partnered with two of Tropfest’s alumni – Nash Edgerton (1997 winner) and Spencer Susser (2016 winner) to host a Masterclass in Creative Ambition for Tropfest 27’s three most ambitious finalists. The Masterclass aims to shine a light on Australia’s next generation of originators, makers, dreamers, and creators, a vision both CGU and Tropfest share.
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