Robin Feiner and Jesse Gibson, Old Man was shot on digi video. The Tropicana Award was
shared between the popular mockumentary, How Far Can You Wear You Underpants From the
Beach (John Biggins) and The Island (Kieran Darcy-Smith).
Tropfest 2000 was screened by satellite at cafes around Australian capital cities
tonight (27/1/2000) and also at Sydney's Domain, where some 65,000 people enjoyed live
entertainment from 3pm.
This year the event was WEBCAST live through digitalone and Telstra, with Urban
Cinefile as guest presenters, conducting interviews with special guests such as Ewan
McGregor (pic), John Leguizamo, David Wenham, Mary Koustas, Tom Keneally and his film producer
daughter Jane, some of the filmmakers, as well as Tropfest founder JOHN POLSON.
Popular Webcast Viewers Award & 3rd prize: Noise, directed
by Chris Benz
Best Screenplay: Noise, Chris Benz, Ian Coler, Lou Gartland, Kate Hall, Sally Isaac,
Meeting Misty Rain, directed by Justin Kurzel
Best Actress: Essie Davis, Meeting Misty Rain
Desy, Andrew Birbara
Best original Score:
Brother, Robert Moss