Get your short film fix at Sydney's Tropfest
Every year, thousands of film buffs flock to Sydney's Centennial Park to catch some of the best short films in contention at Tropfest Australia.
This year marks the return of the festival on December 8, and with plenty of innovative films and directors involved, it's sure to be as spectacular as ever.
If you want to be there to experience all that the festival has to offer, Mantra has plenty of Sydney holiday accommodation to choose from, such as the newly-refurbished Mantra on Kent or the centrally-located Mantra 2 Bond Street.
Tropfest is one of the most popular events in Sydney and a unique opportunity to experience the best of the Australian film industry - so make sure you're there on December 8 to secure your spot at the park!
"Not only that, Tropfest has also expanded to other countries around the world with events held in South East Asia, New Zealand, America, Arabia, Israel, China, India and Paris. "
The history of Tropfest
From its humble beginnings as an informal short film screening held at the Tropicana Cafe in Darlinghurst, Tropfest has grown to become one of the biggest short film festivals in the world and this year marks its 22nd outing.
The main festival has stayed in Sydney, but now the event attracts around 150,000 people all around the country and a live satellite feed links the Sydney crowd with those in Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and Surfers Paradise.
Not only that, Tropfest has also expanded to other countries around the world with events held in South East Asia, New Zealand, America, Arabia, Israel, China, India and Paris.
All about the festival
The competition is open to everyone, and around 700 films are typically entered each year. From this pool, only 16 finalists are selected.
These finalists will go on to compete for prizes worth over $100,000. During the night of the festival, the winner will be selected live by a panel of judges including representatives from the industry.
Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts and many more of Australia's biggest film stars have previously participated in Tropfest, so you never know who you'll catch at the festival!