Australian High Commission


Tropfest comes to Malaysia 

Tropfest, the largest short film festival in the world, is coming to Malaysia for the very first time. Come and see a collection of Australian short films at the Annex on Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May. The screening is free to attend.

Founded by award-winning actor/ director John Polson, Tropfest began as a short film festival for friends and family at the Tropicana Café in Sydney, Australia in 1993.

Today, Tropfest is known as the largest short film festival in the world. It is widely regarded for its support of new film-making talent through its festivals, film-maker initiatives and distribution program. Dozens of Tropfest film-makers have gone on to have successful local and international careers following their Tropfest debuts.

Tropfest gives audiences exposure to premium short films, and delivers a unique, free entertainment experience that is second to none.

Tropfest counts some of the film industry’s most distinguished professionals as supporters, including George Miller, Naomi Watts, Salma Hayek, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Baz Luhrmann, Ewan McGregor, Darren Aronofsky, Will Smith and many others.

Tropfest in Malaysia is supported by the Australia-Malaysia Institute and the Australian High Commission.

The Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mr Miles Kupa, said he was “excited to see an iconic Australian cultural event coming to Malaysia. Tropfest has inspired a generation of Australian independent film-makers. We hope that it will be a new source of inspiration for Malaysian film-makers too.”

Screening Times:
Saturday 21 May 5.30pm & 8.30pm
Sunday 22 May 5.30pm & 8.30pm

The Annexe gallery
2nd Floor,
Central Market Annexe,
Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.