Tropfest short film festival



Tropfest is Australia’s most prestigious short film festival and one of its most iconic cultural events. It is also the largest short film festival in the world. At home, Tropfest is recognised for its enormous contribution to the development of the Australian film industry by providing unique platforms for emerging filmmakers through its events and initiatives, and new and expanded audiences for their work.


The annual short film competition is open to anyone who wishes to enter – regardless of their background or experience.
16 Finalists are selected from an entry pool of an average 650 annual entries and compete for more than $150,000 in prizes.



2011 winner

What is the true call of the wild? Here we travel down a very special river and are introduced to a wide variety of the animal kingdom who all contribute their name for the sake of music.

Directed by Damon Gameau

Tropfest Australia