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 23-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 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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