Tropfest announces location change following storms

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In some pretty crappy news, wild storms in Parramatta have caused considerable damage to the stage and screens set up for today's film events Tropfest and Trop Jr.

As a result, the organisers have announced that they will be hosting the event in an alternate location within Parramatta Park today.

Tropfest Event Director Paul Kind said, “Parramatta was really the centre of the storms that raged across Sydney last night and the whole suburb experienced large amounts of damage. The entire Tropfest team have rallied overnight to develop an alternate plan to screen our finalist films to a live audience.”

“While the site we had built in The Crescent at Parramatta Park cannot be used, we are fortunate that Rose Lawn, a safe, suitable location adjacent to the original site will be ready for fans to enjoy today. We will have a high quality LED screen and sound that won’t be on the grand scale we had hoped but it will be a great site for fans to experience Tropfest.”

“Tropfest and Trop Jr have always been about the filmmakers. Without them there would be no Tropfest, so we’re not going to let storms get in the way of celebrating their hard work,” Kind said.

Programming will still go ahead on time with Trop Jr at 4.45pm, Tropfest at 8pm, and Tropfair at Western Sydney University earlier in the day (1-3pm).

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Written By Stephanie Nuzzo

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