tropfest closing party

To close the 17th Australian London Film Festival we’re hosting everyone’s favourite short film extravaganza – Tropfest!

We’re extra delighted this year because our special closing night screening will be introduced by the one and only, the original founder of Tropfest – John Polson. So don’t delay – book your free tickets now by calling the Barbican box office on: Please note that returned tickets do often become available on the night so even if you can’t get a ticket in advance, come along on the night and you still might get into the screening – and why not stick around for a drink or two as well – the Cinema 1 bar will be open til midnight for all the LAFF revellers!

Tropfest was originally founded by John Polson back in 1993 and now Tropfest is regarded as one of Australia’s most iconic cultural events and is the largest short film festival in the world. Beamed live from Sydney to Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide, the February event attracts a national audience of 150,000 across Australia and is so successful, there is now a US version – Tropfest NY. Films can be about anything, but must include the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) – this year it’s Key. Out of 100’s of entries, sixteen finalists are chosen and LAFF2011 is excited to be screening the 2011 crop in our annual free ticketed event.

Ticket collection details:

Booked tickets can be collected in advance of the screening from 8pm and will be held until 35 minutes before the event. At 9.45pm any uncollected tickets will be allocated to people in the returns queue. Tickets can be collected on the day of the performance only from Advance Box Office on Ground Level of the Barbican (not Cinema 1).

There are often uncollected tickets for Tropfest so if you cannot book in advance, you may be able to get tickets by queuing on the day for returns. And if you don’t manage to get into the screening the bar will be open with a live relay of the films in the Cinema 1 Foyer.

The returns queue will be at Advance Box Office on Ground Level of the Barbican (not in the Cinema 1 Foyer). Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.