So, after a lovely lunch with friends, I met Clare in the city on a 35 degree evening and hunkered down on the grass with a bottle of chardy and a packet of chips to watch the famous short film festival. Not quite the photo opportunity I'd hoped for but definitely fun and a wonderful way to spend a balmy Sydney Sunday night.
There was the 'red carpet' with the Tropfest founder John Polson enjoying the limelight. I was there a little too early to catch Elijah Woods and Toni Collette.
The crowds found their niche!
Nope, not a dirty camera lens. Not seagulls or birds coming in to roost.
These are Australian Fruit Bats coming into the Botanical Gardens for a feed of figs as dusk falls.
Big aren't they? About the size of a small cat with a huge wingspan!
⁃Abe Forsythe has landed first prize at Tropfest 2010 for his film Shock - his entry inspired by the live-on-air lie detector scandal involving disgraced and generally disliked-to-the-point-of-hatred radio presenter, Kyle Sandilands.
If you're interested, you can watch the other finalists here . . sorry, I couldn't find the whole movie in embedded text.http://tropfest.ninemsn.com.au/
And a little music from Whitley who played a short set at intermission. It's a short film in itself and I really like the song.
Thanks to DuprocessAustralia and Steve Baker on You Tube: