SONY Tropfest

SONY TROPFEST announces 2008 winners

by | February 17, 2008 | Comments

Michelle Lehman (NSW) was awarded first prize at Sony Tropfest 2008 this evening by a panel of celebrity judges for Marry Me.

Audiences of over 150,000 enjoyed wine and picnics across Australia as the 16 finalist films were beamed live via satellite to venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane, plus 8 regional locations. The heart of the evening was a touching tribute to Heath Ledger.

The panel of six celebrity judges included Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush, Gillian Armstrong, Ray Lawrence, Claudia Karvan and last year’s winner Steve Baker as well as Australian identities Bryan Brown, Joel Edgerton and Noah Taylor.

The winners were:

FIRST PRIZE
Film: Marry Me
Director: Michelle Lehman
State: NSW
Presented by: Geoffrey Rush

SECOND PRIZE – RUNNER UP
Film: Uncle Jonny
Director: Mark Constable
State: VIC
Presented by: Gillian Armstrong

THIRD PRIZE
Film: Great White Hunters
Director: Gary Doust
State: NSW
Presented by: Ray Lawrence

BALANCE WATER WOMEN IN FILM AWARD
Film: Glass
Director: Jayne Montague
State: NSW
Presented by: Naomi Watts

SONY FOUNDATION YOUNG TALENT AWARD
Film: The Code
Director: Murray Fahey
Actor: Shardyn Fahey-Leigh
State: NSW
Presented by: Jacob Bicknell

BEST MALE ACTOR
Film: Smitten
Director: Grey Rogers
Actor: Andrew Gilmore
State: QLD
Presented by: Bryan Brown

BEST FEMALE ACTOR

Film: Marry Me
Director: Michelle Lehman
Actress: Jahla Bryant
State: NSW
Presented by: Claudia Karvan

BEST COMEDY

Film: Great White Hunters
Director: Gary Doust
State: NSW
Presented by: Jamie Row

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Film: Glass
Cinematographer: Carl Robertson
Director: Jayne Montague
State: NSW

BEST SCREENPLAY

Film: Looped
Director: Sarah Crowest
State: SA
Presented by: Jeremy Podeswa

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Film: White Lines
Director: Craig MacLean
Winner: Craig MacLean
State: VIC
Presented by: Joel Edgerton

BEST EDITING

Film: Scab
Director: Koichi Iguchi
Winners: Junya Otsuka / Takauki Mori
Country: Japan

BEST ANIMATION AWARD

Film: Fault
Director: Daniel Miller
State: ACT

THE TROPICANA AWARD

Film: Scab
Director: Koichi Iguchi
Country: Japan

Presented by: Noah Taylor

THE BRIGHT SPARK AWARDS
Film: My Brother, My Sanctuary
Director: Johnny Tran
Film: Loveless
Director: Karl Madderoom
Film: Spider
Director: Steven Woodburn

The free official Sony Tropfest 2008 DVD featuring all 16 finalist films will be available in the Saturday 23 February edition of The Sydney Morning Herald.

On Thursday 22nd March 2008 the Nine Network will air The Best of Sony Tropfest 2008 which will showcase finalist films, filmmaker interviews and festival highlights.

Tag Cloud

IFC Emmy Nominations series stand-up comedy Epix Extras Syfy Marvel Studios Creative Arts Emmys Countdown Trophy Talk book war festivals Crackle Toys boxoffice Film game of thrones Warner Bros. Emmys PaleyFest video Pride Month Winter TV WarnerMedia FX Pixar mockumentary spinoff biography Paramount Superheroe Oscars anime children's TV Chilling Adventures of Sabrina renewed TV shows HBO Max TCA zombie Hulu Premiere Dates crossover dramedy supernatural zombies thriller YouTube Red romantic comedy cops Star Wars theme song 2016 period drama Women's History Month politics 2018 Rock CBS Musical A&E Nickelodeon spanish language 2015 Television Academy unscripted APB Paramount Network spain disaster Western Apple TV Plus Vudu Character Guide miniseries technology what to watch Shondaland Year in Review justice league harry potter toy story travel cooking sitcom cinemax IFC Films cats Fall TV adventure Trailer GIFs TLC dceu SDCC slashers historical drama Polls and Games Walt Disney Pictures Spike breaking bad DC streaming service social media YouTube Premium Sci-Fi CW Seed Apple transformers discovery E! Elton John sports political drama Cannes See It Skip It cancelled TV series game show OWN Pop hispanic Freeform Mary Poppins Returns Spectrum Originals Logo Rocky Grammys foreign Summer Biopics CMT DGA Adult Swim Shudder Thanksgiving Reality Competition BBC Britbox Disney Marvel YA south america TV Land comic werewolf Black Mirror BBC America X-Men dragons Spring TV RT21 Valentine's Day Film Festival Interview Amazon Prime Video TIFF robots E3 Tarantino CBS All Access Calendar Drama Musicals Christmas nature adaptation BET cancelled golden globes Disney+ Disney Plus Columbia Pictures Stephen King Apple TV+ streaming Opinion Showtime Lifetime Sneak Peek DirecTV TNT GLAAD Lionsgate First Reviews Marathons Comedy Central comiccon composers crime Food Network Fox News natural history Universal independent cancelled TV shows finale singing competition Winners Cosplay ghosts mutant ITV History 71st Emmy Awards based on movie diversity Video Games Music zero dark thirty Crunchyroll USA Disney Plus richard e. Grant DC Comics MSNBC Reality Nat Geo television Pirates SXSW Set visit Quiz Binge Guide First Look Awards Tour Disney streaming service GoT Ghostbusters anthology Country canceled Awards 2017 docudrama The Arrangement Writers Guild of America 45 rotten movies we love Red Carpet binge teaser Animation psychological thriller FXX Song of Ice and Fire PBS psycho versus Turner medical drama NBC Heroines Amazon Prime quibi President Action American Society of Cinematographers animated AMC green book talk show Ovation Tumblr Comic Book The Witch Infographic Superheroes MTV spy thriller Mary poppins dc cars Sony Pictures Horror Masterpiece spider-man Anna Paquin CNN San Diego Comic-Con Schedule cartoon 21st Century Fox El Rey TV HBO police drama movies TV renewals Lucasfilm Cartoon Network New York Comic Con award winner 007 sequel Comedy SundanceTV LGBT screenings hist aliens 24 frames Rocketman Pet Sematary casting TCM batman Election Box Office Starz The CW Ellie Kemper 20th Century Fox true crime TruTV latino Super Bowl Fantasy jamie lee curtis National Geographic VICE Amazon witnail Trivia Turner Classic Movies Rom-Com FOX Martial Arts elevated horror The Walking Dead Family canceled TV shows Marvel Television NYCC Bravo Disney Channel RT History Acorn TV YouTube Comics on TV vampires Sundance VH1 Dark Horse Comics Mindy Kaling Sundance Now Certified Fresh Star Trek Watching Series Captain marvel tv talk MCU Holidays kids ESPN Mystery facebook 2019 Peacock cults revenge Mudbound Best and Worst halloween ABC The Purge A24 Kids & Family WGN LGBTQ Chernobyl free movies TCA 2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tomatazos ABC Family Teen crime drama blockbuster Netflix space blaxploitation crime thriller Brie Larson indie romance Photos science fiction USA Network Mary Tyler Moore ratings Arrowverse strong female leads Podcast Esquire serial killer doctor who TBS joker Classic Film cancelled television DC Universe Nominations