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Tropfest 2008: Celebs hit the red carpet

What's longer than a Tropfest entry? No, we're not talking about John Polson's rants. It's the Tropfest red carpet!

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What's longer than a Tropfest entry? No, we're not talking about John Polson's rants. It's the Tropfest red carpet!

The crowds gather in Sydney's Domain long before the films begin.

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The finalists pose at the end of the red carpet.

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Tropfest's founder and creative director, John Polson, with Naomi Watts, who was one of this year's judges.

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Michelle Lehman was named the winner of Tropfest '08 for her film, Marry Me.

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A glimpse of Bryan Brown.

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John Polson tells CNET.com.au what makes this year's Tropfest different from previous years'.

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Tara Moss walks the red carpet.

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CNET.com.au's Ella Morton chats with the producer of Scab, which received the Tropicana award.

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The Chaser boys interview John Polson.

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Geoffrey Rush poses for pictures holding the signature item, the number 8.

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Geoffrey Rush also signed autographs and posed with fans.

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Andrew Denton with his wife, television journalist Jennifer Byrne, and their son, Connor.

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Australian actress Pia Miranda signs autographs on the red carpet.

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Guests were treated to Jamieson cocktails as they exited the red carpet.

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The interviewer becomes the interviewee as Ella Morton speaks to The Chaser's Chris Taylor.

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The winner of this year's Tropfest will receive use of a car from Mitsubishi for one year.

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The finalists wave as they head down the red carpet.

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John Polson addresses the crowd moments before the screening begins.

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