Liev Schreiber to host Tropfest short film festival

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Liev Schreiber is set to host Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, when it returns to New York City this summer. The event will be held June 22 at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

Tropfest began 21 years ago in Sydney, Australia, and now attracts more than 150,000 people annually. It has since expanded into a worldwide event with screenings held in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Last year’s debut U.S. event brought more than 10,000 film fans to New York’s Bryant Park.

The move to Brooklyn will allow for an expanded festival that, in addition to a lineup of top-notch short films, will feature music, food, and art installations.

“Tropfest New York is an incredible opportunity for emerging filmmakers to have their work seen by a huge audience, along with a judging panel that shares their passion for film,” Schreiber said. “I’m very pleased to host this year’s New York event, and to be part of bringing Tropfest across the bridge to Brooklyn.”

Many of Australia’s most notable actors act as industry ambassadors for the festival, including Schreiber, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Anthony LaPaglia, Charles Randolph, and Geoffrey Rush.

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