Tropfest USA Ambassadors

Tropfest USA is proudly supported by the following industry ambassadors:

  • Russell Crowe
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Anthony LaPaglia
  • Charles Randolph
  • Geoffrey Rush
  • Liev Schreiber

We thank our Ambassadors for the support they are not only lending to Tropfest but also to emerging filmmakers across America.


“Tropfest has unearthed some spectacular talent in Australia, individuals that might have gone unheralded and unnoticed. It has proven to be an excellent training ground and stepping stone. At it’s core ,it is people with an idea and a camera and the energy and love to bring that idea to the screen.”

RUSSELL CROWE – Actor, Ambassador of Tropfest USA



“Over the past 20 years, Tropfest has been an incredible platform for emerging Australian filmmakers to get their start in the industry. I’m excited to support this competition as it comes to the USA. There is no other springboard in the world that propels short films in front of such a massive audience and I look forward to seeing what emerging filmmakers will create for Tropfest New York.”

HUGH JACKMAN – Actor, Ambassador of Tropfest USA




“I’ve been a major advocate of Tropfest ever since I joined the judging panel back in 1996. I’ve been proud to support the acting awards for the past decade or so and am thrilled to become an Official Ambassador as this unique platform launches in the USA. I’ve seen first hand the success that comes from being a Tropfest finalist, so if you are a filmmaker and are looking for a springboard to be creative and get your film seen live by literally thousands of people, Tropfest New York is it.” 

NICOLE KIDMAN – Actress, Ambassador of Tropfest USA



“…forget the pessimism of the Mayan Calendar, 2012 is the big year of optimism for Tropfest showcase of Short Film creativity spawned in Sydney has gone from being a plucky phenomenon to a globally phenomenal phenomenon … look out, world!”

GEOFFREY RUSH – Actor, Producer, Ambassador of Tropfest USA