Sam Neill, Rose Byrne, George Miller, Rachel Perkins, Bruna Papandrea join Tropfest jury

Celebrating its 25-year anniversary, the world’s biggest short film festival will add actor Sam Neill, diretcor George Miller and Rachel Perkins, and producer Bruna Papandrea to their jury panel. Already announced was Rose Byrne, making this one of the most impressive line-ups to date. 

Kicking off next Saturday, February 11, fans can gather in Paramatta Park in Sydney for a night of short films based around the signature theme “Pineapple,” along with food and wine, live music and more.  

“It is an enormous honour to add these esteemed filmmakers to the TROPFEST Jury in our 25th year,” said TROPFEST Founder and Chair, John Polson. “We’re excited for our judges and audiences alike to experience the finalist films, produced by these young and brilliant minds. At a time when gender inequality is a major concern in the film industry at home and abroad, I’m also extremely proud that half of our finalists are women this year.” 

Let’s face it: Sydneysiders have been getting very little sleep in the current heat, so perhaps a night of film outdoors is the ticket.