The Howard Park & MadFish Margaret River winery was bursting at the seams with a sell-out event and 1600 excited guests in attendance over the 2-night event for the screening of ‘Tropfest 22’ on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 January 2014.
The balmy weather encouraged eager punters to line-up as doors opened to enjoy the brilliant performance of Andrew Winton who performed live prior to the film screenings on both nights.
MC for the evening, Michael Muntz entertained guests, and this year’s films captured the festival’s signature item ‘Change’, offering up an eclectic selection of shorts across wide-ranging genres including thrillers, dramas, animations, documentaries, mockumentaries and many more.
As an ongoing supporter of SurfAid, MadFish fundraised with a raffle for the non-profit humanitarian organisation over the weekend of Tropfest, raising $1,790 for the charity whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions, including the Sumatran Islands.
Kathryn Neale, Marketing Manager for Burch Family Wines commented on ‘Tropfest 22’ at the Howard Park & MadFish Winery:
“2014 has been one of our most successful screenings of Tropfest yet, in terms of audience attendance; more and more families are choosing to make the journey from Perth to Margaret River for a weekend of Tropfest…the weather was sensationally balmy, the mood was buzzing and filmmakers continue to impress us with their creativity and the quality of films being produced - we couldn’t be happier with the result…”
The Tropfest Signature Item for next year’s competition is ‘Mirror’ and is set to be screened again at both of the Howard Park & MadFish Margaret River & Denmark wineries on the weekend of Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 January 2015.