UK Screen Association has announced the shortlist for its Conch Sound Awards 2009 with Slumdog Millionaire and Man on Wire set to battle it out for several awards including best film soundtrack.

Slumdog Millionaire

Both films are included in the ‘under £10m’ budget category where they will take on The Boy in Striped Pyjamas.

Man on Wire is also nominated in ‘Audio on TV/Film Documentary’ while Slumdog’s Glenn Freemantle is up for best film sound editor against Man on Wire’s Claire Ellis.

The awards, which take place on 22nd September 2009 at King’s Place, London, celebrate the best of British audio talent by recognising projects, people and facilities from the Commercial, Film and TV industries.

The shortlist was compiled by UK Screen from votes cast over the last month by those working in audio post-production and related areas of the media.

A shortlist for best Commercial Facility, Film Facility, TV Facility and Newcomer will be announced following a judging day in September.

The shortlist so far is:

TV Sound Person of the Year - Sponsored by Sadie

Chris Roberts, Ascent 142

Ben Norrington

Paul McFadden, Bang Post Production

Commercial of the Year - Sponsored by Film London

Formula One Launch promo, Hackenbacker

Sony ‘Bond’, Wave

Hovis ‘Re-launch’, Wave

TV Dubbing Mixer of the Year - Sponsored by Avid

Paul Cotterell, LipSync

Richard Ashley, Evolutions

Howard Bargroff

Chris Maclean, The Jungle Group

Audio on TV Entertainment - Sponsored by De Wolfe Music Ltd

Top Gear, Evolutions

Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, Evolutions

MTV European Music Awards, Richmond Studios Productions

Best Foley project

Quantum of Solace

Man on Wire

Red Riding Trilogy

Film Soundtrack of the Year under £10m - Sponsored by Munro Acoustics

Slumdog Millionaire

Man on Wire

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

Film Soundtrack of the Year Over £10m - Sponsored by UK Film Council

Quantum of Solace

Hellboy II

The Boat That Rocked

Audio on TV Drama - Sponsored by Whitemark

Red Riding 1980, LipSync

Doctor Who, Bang Post Production

Crooked House, Ascent 142

Law and Order UK, Pepper Post

Production Sound Mixer of the Year

Simon Hayes

Chris Munro

Julian Howarth, Bang Post Production

Film Sound Editor

Lisa McMahon

Claire Ellis

Glenn Freemantle

Eddy Joseph

Audio on TV/Film Documentary

Man on Wire, Molinare

Evolutions, Evolutions

The Animal’s Guide to Survival, Halo Post

Film Re-Recording Mixer - Sponsored by Euphonix

Paul Cotterell, Lipsync

Mike Prestwood Smith

Ian Tapp, The Pinewood Studios Group

Richard Pryke, The Pinewood Studios Group