Tropfest is the worldâ€™s largest short film festival.
Founded at Sydneyâ€™s Tropicana cafÃ© in 1993, it now has an attendance of over 150,000 in Australia each February, and thousands more in other cities through out the world at other local Tropfests.
This year, the $20,000 first prize at the Tropfest in New York went to a film called â€œMankind Is No Islandâ€ which was shot entirely with a cell phone camera.
The music is perfect, the effect is simple yet powerful, and the end result is a very emotional film that challenges the way we look at the world.
[Via: Lens Culture]