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Moving to Sydney’s glorious State Theatre for the awards ceremony, it was fitting that not only did Ashley Irwin conduct a terrific orchestra but performers Emma Birdsall and Ignatius Jones added genuine live theatre to the night, which climaxed with Caitlin Yeo winning the Feature Film Score of the Year Award for her work on Kim Mordaunt’s Laos-set, The Rocket – Australia’s Foreign Language Oscars entry.

Rachel Ward, Caitlin Yeo and Matilda Brown
(Photo by Cynthia Sciberras)

The winner of the International Achievement Award, Tropfest founder John Polson, was the only recipient unable to collect in person; Polson sent a video message from New York, where he is directing the crime drama series, Elementary.

Screen composers from all over Australia joined invited guests for the gala event, which concluded with a stylish dinner at the Hilton Hotel ballroom.


Feature Film Score of the Year
Title The Rocket
Composed by Caitlin Yeo

Best Music for a Documentary
Title The A-Z of Contemporary Art
Composed by Michael Lira
Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Short Film
Title Catch Perfect 
Composed by Jonathan Dreyfus

Best Television Theme

Title The Doctor Blake Mystery
Composed by Dale Cornelius
Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing 

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

Title Redfern Now – Episode 4: Stand Up
Composed by David McCormack / Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Title Title The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Composed by Cezary Skubiszewski
Published by Burberry Productions

Best Soundtrack Album
Title Black Water
Composed by Rafael May

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title Lonely Child from Redfern Now 
Composed by David McCormack / Antony Partos
Published by Sonar Music Pty Ltd

Best Music for Children’s Television
Title Flea Bitten 
Composed by Christopher Elves
Published by Moody Street Kids Pty Ltd

Best Music for an Advertisement
Title Shibui Hands 
Composed by Erin McKimm 

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Jay Stewart 

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Neil Sutherland

Published December 12, 2013

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The Rocket

Presented by APRA|AMCOS & AGSC
Monday December 9, 2013
State Theatre, Sydney
Hosted By Andrew Hansen & Chris Taylor
With musical direction by Emmy Award winning composer Ashley Irwin

Black Water

Cezary Skubiszewski (Photo by Prudence Upton)

Anthony Partos & David McCormack (Photo by Cynthia Sciberras)

Neil Sutherland with Jackie McKenzie (Photo by Cynthia Sciberras)

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