Jackman taking Aussie film fest to US

2012-06-21 14:41
New York - Hugh Jackman is set to host New York's first installment of Tropfest, billed as the world's largest short film festival, this weekend.

Tropfest is the brainchild of director John Polson. It started 20 years ago in Australia and draws more than 150 000 people each year. It has expanded to India, China, Paris and Las Vegas.

In a recent interview, Jackman said one of his favourite things about the festival is its accessibility. Entries can be filmed on a mobile phone.

The entries for New York's inaugural Tropfest have been narrowed down to eight finalists. Winners for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress will be chosen on Saturday.