Tropfest screenings are on again this year ready to showcase the best in local film and screen entertainment at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart.

This locally produced event draws its inspiration from the hugely popular Sydney Tropfest, which began as a group of friends meeting in a suburban cafe.

It has since been transformed into one of the country's most popular cultural icons, and is already attracting a large following in the island state.

The brainchild of not-for-profit Wide Angle – an organisation with over 800 members and a vibrant screening programme – the Tassie Tropfest is open to locals who submitted an entry in Tropfest 2012.

In addition to being a great opportunity for film makers to showcase their work to a broader audience, it unites like-minded people with a passion for music, art, drama and big screen entertainment.

Having a number of short films for people to see has the added bonus of helping to grow the local film culture and foster up and coming talent.

Tickets to the event are free of charge, but you will have to book ahead in order to reserve your seat. The next screening will take place on April 4 from 19.00.

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