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Tropfest Las Vegas to Premier at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

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Tropfest Las Vegas to Premier at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, announced the 16 films that will vie for the top prize in its inaugural "All-Star Competition," to be hosted by Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, Hot Tub Time Machine, Childrens Hospital), during a weekend of free, mostly outdoor events to take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas June 1-3. 

"I'm very excited about this," said Corddry. "Tropfest is a perfect match for me. I don't have the attention span for a full-length film festival."

The 16 finalists have been culled from the best Tropfest entries of the past two decades.  This year Tropfest celebrates it's 20th anniversary season.  A celebrity and industry panel will choose an overall winner live in front of thousands of festival-attendees at the 'main event' on Sunday, June 3.

The films, each less than seven minutes, have been hand-picked by Tropfest founder and acclaimed director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) and represent a wide cross section of work whose principals have gone on to great success in front of and behind the camera. 

"For the past 20 years, Tropfest has uncovered some exceptional talent in all aspects of filmmaking, and it was no easy feat to narrow down the All-Star nominees to just sixteen," said Polson. "I've been amazed and delighted watching Tropfest's audience grow over these two decades and I'm extremely proud to present them to a U.S. audience."

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host the first event in the festival's U.S. debut, Tropfest Las Vegas. The official broadcast partner STARZ CINEMA will cover Tropfest Las Vegas for programming content that will be broadcast later this year.
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