Movie Fans Have A Good Time At Tropfest

MadFish Wines was proud to offer the screening of 16 of the finest, handpicked short films from 2013 Tropfest under a canopy of stars at the Howard Park & MadFish Margaret River and Denmark wineries.

The news article “Film fans go troppo for major festival” has full details on this story. It says the following: “Tropfest was a big hit on Sunday, March 3 at Madfish Wines, with many taking picnic blankets and enjoying the evening and live music before the films began. This year Tropfest‘s signature item was balloons, which had to appear in each short film in some way.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/story/1358990/film-fans-go-troppo-for-major-festival/?cs=1807

An all Australian initiative, Tropfest is the largest short film festival in the world. It started in the year 1993 as a screening for around 200 persons in a café in Sydney and has since become the largest platform in the world for short films. Tropfest Australia is held in February/ March each year and is broadcasted live to over 150,000 viewers across Australia and overseas. The main event is held in Sydney but live satellite events also take place in Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Adelaide and other cities.

Tropfest’s prize pool is one of the greatest in the short film sector, and includes worldwide trips to pursue filmmaking careers and gain work experience with prominent filmmakers. Consequently, the festival has become known as the undoubted premiere launching pad for filmmaking careers, though so far this has been the most noteworthy in Australia, where many critical and commercial successes are driven by Tropfest alumni.

In the south west region of Western Australia, Tropfest has always been a much anticipated event and 2013 marked the eighth successive screening at the Howard Park & MadFish Wines.

This year’s festival was held in Margaret River on the Labour Day weekend, Saturday March 02nd and Sunday March 03rd. The screening at Denmark was held on Saturday March 02nd.

Local Margaret River winery chef Saul Atkinson created a mouthwatering gourmet hamper for two plus there were wood fired pizzas available to order on the evenings.

Tropfest’s Signature Item (TSI) for this year was balloons. The TSI appeared in every film either symbolically, visually or verbally. You can imagine the amount of fun that up and coming talented directors and producers had with this year’s TSI.

For more information on Tropfest, please check out their website

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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