Parramatta Park is the new home of the Tropfest short film festival. The move to Parramatta will give the 25-year-old festival room to expand and attract a new, broader audience.
NSW Environment and Heritage Minister Mark Speakman said the three-year deal is to secure the future of the iconic Australian event.
“Parramatta Park is an impressive world-class heritage venue that will create an exciting new home for the festival, and the decision to hold Tropfest for the first time on a Saturday night will also allow more Sydneysiders to enjoy the show,” Mr Speakman said.
“Greater Western Sydney, now home to more than 2 million people, has seen extraordinary growth in recent years and is still growing – Parramatta is a great place for a major event like Tropfest.”
Tropfest will be held on Saturday 11 February 2017 at the Cattle Paddocks, a four-hectare festival setting in Parramatta Park.
Tropfest Jr will be held on Friday 10 February, in The Crescent, Parramatta Park’s natural amphitheatre, as part of The Crescent Live program over summer.
Both events are free to attend and Parramatta Park is easily accessible by public transport.
For more information, visit the Tropfest website.
Photo: Anna Warr - Destination NSW