A few months ago it looked like much-loved Australian short-film festival Tropfest wasn’t going ahead at all.

Fortunately, a corporate sponsor came through with the goods in December, and the 24-year-old festival has lived to put on another year of independent short films in the outdoors.

Yesterday an estimated 100,000 people flocked to Sydney’s Centennial Park to watch the 16 short-film finalists.

The festival’s winner is Shiny, a stop-motion entry by LA filmmakers Spencer Susser and Daniel “Cloud” Campos.

The film, which is under four-minutes long, was made using life-sized clothing laid out on the floor and an overhead camera in what was surely an utterly painstaking process.

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