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Tropfest Australia have today unveiled the judging panel, the hosts and the musical acts for the FREE independent short-film festival event on Saturday 17th February, in Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Tropfest is Australia’s biggest and most prestigious short film festival and the largest short film festival in the world.

Tim will be performing three songs at 9:15pm, during the live national broadcast, which will be hosted by ABC’s Zan Rowe and comedian Susie Youssef.

The 16 finalists’ films will be screened before the winner of the coveted trophy is announced.

The broadcast starts at 8pm on ABC COMEDY, airs simultaneously on iView and will be streamed globally on YouTube here:

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It will be possible to catch-up on iView afterwards with the full programme available until 19th March, 2018.

The latest additions to the esteemed judging panel have also been announced. Joining Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon on the Tropfest Australia 2018 Jury are: Primetime Emmy-nominated filmmaker Garth Davis (Lion), BAFTA-nominated Aussie documentarian Jennifer Peedom (Mountain), and Logie award-winning Indigenous actor Rob Collins (Cleverman). More to be announced later this week.

For full event details, screening venues, public transport options and Trop Jr. (10-12), head to www.tropfest.org.au.

Tropfest 2018

Saturday 17 February, 12 – 11pm
Price: FREE
Location: The Crescent – Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW 2150 – maps here.

12:00pm: Gates open – Tropfest Food Village opens
4:00pm: Entertainment at The Crescent – Hosted by Andy Ryan and Kristy Best
4:30pm: Screenings of Trop Jr 2018 final three films + the Best of Tropfest
5:25pm: Cumbiamuffin performance
6:30pm: Thandi Phoenix performance
8:00pm: ABC live national broadcast commences / screening of the finalist films
9:15pm: Special guest performance by Tim Minchin
10:45pm: Announcement of Tropfest winners + awards presentation

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Russell Fane on 23rd of February 2018

I just saw your interview with Phillip Adams on our beloved ABC and it has prompted me to tell you I think you are a F****** gem and it’s people like you that make me feel proud to be an Australian.
God bless you Tim.

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