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Tropfest, World’s Largest Short Film Festival, Heads Back to New York

First-time filmmakers and industry pros are invited to participate in Tropfest NYC, the largest short film fest in the world.

After 20 years hosting of Tropfest in Australia, and other locales globally, founder and director John Polson brought it to New York in 2012, complete with Hugh Jackman as host. The “reviews” were excellent. More than 10,000 people gathered at Bryant Park, guaranteeing a follow-up this year and beyond.

Films will be judged live by a panel of esteemed celebrities for a chance at the $20,000 prize.

For now, though, start shooting your movie, with your camera or even a phone. Each film must follow certain criteria: not to exceed seven minutes in length, be a world premiere (including online), and contain this year’s Tropfest signature item, “bridge.”

Entries must be received by May 9. Tropfest takes place on June 22.

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