American duo win world’s largest short film festival in Australia
A stop-motion animation by two Americans has won the world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest, in Australia.
The film called Shiny, by Los Angeles filmmakers Spencer Susser and Daniel Campos, uses the clothing of people to tell the story of a battle for a diamond
“A damsel in distress gets undressed when a man from the midwest puts to rest a world that’s obsessed with the priceless, also know as ‘the shiny,'” the video description reads. Translation: Love is more important than material possessions
Susser and Campos beat out 16 finalists in the competition, which pulled an audience of close to 100,000 people to Centennial Park in Sydney. The short films must all be under seven minutes long, be made specifically for Tropfest and include the Tropfest signature item, which this year is “card.” Read more…