Clifford’s film “We’ve All Been There” set in rural Victoria also won Best Female Actress for Laura Wheelwright. The short film also featured actors Penne Hackforth-Jones and Ditch Davey.
Over 90,000 people gathered in The Domain last night to see the contest, which screened live on SBS for the first time.
Adam Spencer and Yumi Stynes hosted the event, started 21 years ago by director John Polson. Judges included Sam Worthington, Magda Szubanski, Rebecca Gibney and The Sapphires director Wayne Blair.
Other winners were:
2nd Place: Better than Sinatra (Jefferson Grainger)
3rd Place: Punctured (Nick Baker and Tristan Klein)
Best Male Actor: Nick Hamilton (Time)
Nikon DSLR Award – Matt Hardie (Let It Rain)
Polson also announced Tropfest would move to December 8 this year with its Signature Item: “Change.”
You can watch the films here.