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21/2/99: TROPFEST 99 WINNERS

Thousands thronged to the Domain in the balmy Sydney summer night opposite the Art Gallery of NSW as Tropfest founder John Polson presented the VIP guests and judges, while the films were screened on several giant screens.

Special guests included director John Woo (here to work on Mission Impossible 2), Oscar nominee Rachel Griffiths (pic), Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, and Cannes talent scout Pierre Rissient.

Others in the VIP area included Yahoo Serious (three weeks before completing principal photography on his latest film, Mr Accident), and most of the Sydney based film industry.

WINNERS:
First prize:
Uno Amore director Anton Perry

Second Prize:
The Extra director Darren Ashton

Third prize:
Squeeze director Murray Fahey

Best Actor:
Female: Julia Zemiro, The Extra
Male: - tie
Craig Anderson, Life in a Datsun
Dan Spielman, The Date

Special Commendation: Alex Hughes, True Colours

Best Comedy: Life in a Datsun, director Bryan Moses & Craig Anderson

The Tropicana Award: Reunion, director Marshall Napier

Cinematography: Reunion, Luke Doolan & Anthony Hayes

Best Score: - tie
Guy Gross (below), Uno Amore

Antonio Gambale, Never too Latte

See Prizes & John Polson Profile



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