At Tropfest NYC 2012 it was a little dog named Elvis who stole the show and almost won first place.

More than 10,000 film enthusiasts braved the almost unbearable New York City heat and squeezed onto the Bryant Park lawn to watch the finalist’s films. Each short film had to be seven minutes long (or less) and include a bagel, which was the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI).

Matt Hulse’s film Elvis: The Lonely Hunter of Circle-Beach, was crowd favorite and won the director third place. The short film with its animal documentary style showcased a future New York City, which humans no longer inhabit, and instead bagels roam and hide from their predator (in this case the very adorable dog Elvis).

( Laura Pulgarin | )

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