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With only his second feature film score, for Wolf Creek, Francois Tetaz has won the coveted Feature Film Score of the Year award from his peers at this year’s Screen Music Awards, joining veteran composers Paul Grabowski (Documentary, Unfolding Florence) and Iva Davies (Telemovie, Mary Bryant).

Sydney’s Recital Hall in the heart of the CBD was the presentation venue this year, the stage occupied by Paul Grabowsky’s orchestra, as the film and tv industry paid its respects to the musos who turn films into emotional experiences. Unfortunately for us but good for him, big winner Francois Tetaz was unable to attend – he was attending the birth of his baby. (His first feature film score was for Under the Radar, 2004.)

Brett Cottle of APRA and Art Phillips of AGSC launched the proceedings, and presenters - including Wolf Creek star John Jarratt, producer Penny Chapman, director Gillian Armstrong, performer Libby Gore and musos Decoder Ring – added their voices to the complimentary nature of the evening.

As usual, the best part of these awards is that guests get to hear ample samples of the music composed for the screen, in the hands of a live orchestra, which is unlike most other film industry awards where the work itself seems to take second place to on stage antics.

Dinner was staged beautifully in the adjacent Westin Hotel’s ballroom, decorated with contempo table chandeliers and candles in a mood of light and air. Food wasn’t bad either….

2006 International Achievement Award

Peter Best

Feature Film Score of the Year:
Title Wolf Creek
Composer Francois Tetaz
Publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Aust) Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Unfolding Florence – The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst
Composer Paul Grabowsky
Publisher ORiGiN Music Group

Best Music for a Short Film
Title Gustavo
Composer Jonathan Nix

Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

Title Peking To Paris
Composer Roger Mason
Publishers ABC Music Publishing administered by Mushroom Music Pty

Best Music for an Advertisement

Title McDonald’s Inner Child
Composer Elliott Wheeler
Publisher Nylon Publishing Pty Ltd

Best Soundtrack Album

Title R.A.N
Composers David Bridie*
Albert David
Key Torres Strait Island Composers
Publisher Mushroom Music Pty Ltd*

Best Music for Children’s Television

Title Faireez – Episode 40
Composer Christopher Elves
Publishers Southern Star Music Publishing Pty Ltd administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Title The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant
Composer Iva Davies
Publisher EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title Thursday’s Fictions - ARIA
Composer Michael Yezerski
Publisher Native Tongue Music Publishing

Best Television Theme
Title The Chaser’s War on Everything
Composer Andrew Hansen

Most Performed Screen Composer - Australia
Composer Jay Stewart

Most Performed Screen Composer - Overseas
Composer/s Garry McDonald & Laurie Stone

Published November 9, 2006

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Gillian Armstrong and Peter Best

APRA / AGSC Screen Music Awards, Sydney, November 6, 2006

John Jarratt

The Orchestra

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