UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2:53 p.m.: Tropfest may have received a lifeline from video on demand service Presto. The company has offered to stream the finalists, according to Mumbrella.

The self-proclaimed largest short film festival in the world has been cancelled unexpectedly.

With only three weeks until the Dec. 3 kick-off, the founder and director of Australian festival Tropfest John Polson announced the event will not be taking place as scheduled. It is currently unclear what will happen with the short films of the 16 finalists, that are normally shown at the event.

“It is devastating for me to announce today that Tropfest will not be taking place as scheduled in Centennial Park this year,” Polson said Read more…

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