Sunday night saw the Sydney Film Festival celebrate the end of its 60th year by bestowing the $60,000 Sydney Film Prize to Nicholas Windig Refn's Only God Forgives. This is the second win for Refn, who won the Official Competition back in 2009 with Bronson.
I cannot wait to talk more about Only God Forgives; good lord what a spectacular looking, ghastly film! I think I'm still reeling.
The other Sydney Film Festival winners for 2013:
FOXTEL Australian Documentary Prize at Sydney Film Festival 2013 awards $10,000 to Buckskin, directed by Dylan McDonald.Dendy Award winner for Best Live Action Short is Perception, directed by Miranda Nation and produced by Lyn Norfor.
Rouben Mamoulian Award winner, sponsored by Dendy Cinemas: Damien Lyons, director of Record.Yoram Gross Animation Award: Butterflies, directed by Isabel Peppard, produced by Warwick Burton.
I was again delighted to host the awards ceremony, this time joined by my fellow Spoiler Guy Giles Hardie. Here are some snaps from the night - see if you can pick the designer of my gorgeous orange dress: Gary Begini.