Event Information

Watch the world’s largest short film festival in the National Capital! 

Stage 88 Commonwealth Park will host the largest Tropfest event outside Sydney, complete with live music and entertainment, plenty of great food and licensed areas and of course the 16 finalist short film entries.



Tropfest Canberra is mainly a free event to the public. We do however provide a paid ticketed option - the Reserved Lawn, the best way to see Tropfest up close.


Key Times

Time Event
4:30pm Event site open
5:00pm Trop Jr
6:30pm Local Entertainment
8:30pm Tropfest films 1st half
9:45pm Tropfest films 2nd half
10:45pm Awards Ceremony
11:15pm Event Close

Please note: All times listed above are approximate and subject to change.


Tropfest Reserved Lawn

The Reserved Lawn is the best way to enjoy Tropfest in Canberra.

Reserved Lawn ticket includes:

Guaranteed lawn space at the front of the big screen

Sparkling wine, popcorn & more on arrival (non alcoholic options for the kids)

Check out "Ticketing" for more information

Register to Buy Tickets Now


Tropfest Corporate Event Package

Have you got a group of friends, family or colleagues that love films?! well this will be the ultimate experience for you. Private lawn space, a fully catered package and free parking. Say yes!


Event Entry and Parking

Tropfest is being held at Stage 88 Commonwealth Park Canberra. Limited parking is available. On street parking is prohibited and rangers will be patrolling.


Food and Beverages

There is a range of reasonably priced quality food and beverages available for sale on site, including alcohol.

You can BYO alcohol to the free grass areas, but NO GLASS please.



Tropfest receives a classification exemption from the Office of Film and Literature Classification. Some of the films may contain course language, violence or sexual references.

Tropfest is recommended for mature audiences of 15 years and over.


Please Do Not Bring ...

For the comfort of others, the following items are prohibited...

  • Umbrellas
  • Glass
  • Pets

All non-event shade structures are prohibited.


Event Information

If you have any questions at the event, please visit the Tropfest staff at the iiNet Information Tent. 


Festival Map