The Tribeca Film Festival and Tropfest, reputedly the world's largest short film festival, have announced that Tropfest@Tribeca will debut at Tribeca's 2006 edition. Sixteen shorts will be slated to screen as part of this new program: eight shorts chosen through competition and eight previously screened shorts representing the best of Tropfest in Australia. Director John Polson ("Hide and Seek") founded Tropfest in 1993 to highlight short films and emerging Australian filmmakers. [M.L. Liu]