As finalist selections for Tropfest NZ are under way here, Tropfest Australia dusts itself off from the cancellation of last weekend’s event, and announces it will run in February, courtesy of CGU Insurance.
Founder John Polson said that, following the revelation of financial strife and the event’s cancellation early in November, organisers had received an overwhelming amount of support, and none more than that from IAG-owned CGU.
More than 1.6 million people have attended a Tropfest event since it was established in 1993. The event today attracts a live national audience of around 150,000 and draws in hundreds of thousands more via the live TV broadcast.
Tropfest Australia will run Sunday 14 February in Sydney and on SBS.