Inside Film Awards

The Inside Film Awards (now known as the IF Awards) is an annual awards ceremony and broadcast platform for the Australian film industry, developed by the creators of Inside Film Magazine, Stephen Jenner and David Barda, and originally produced for television by Australian Producer Andrew Dillon. The awards are determined by a national audience poll, which differentiates it from the Australian AACTA Awards, which are judged by industry professionals.

The event is held in November each year, and is broadcast on SBS television and showtime movie channels. The IF Awards were first held in 1999, and until 2006 were also known as the Lexus Inside Film Awards, in recognition of its principal sponsor, Lexus. Sponsorship since then has included multiple broadcast and event partners, with the new Naming Rights Partner for 2011 being Jameson Irish Whiskey. In 2011, the Jameson IF Awards were held in November in Sydney again.

As of 2012, the IF Awards have been 'on hold'.[1]

Winners of the 2010 Kodak IF Awards

"The AUTODESK IF Award for Best Short Animation"

  • The Lost Thing – Directors: Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann, Producer: Sophie Byrne

The Holding Redlich IF Award for Best Short Film

  • Celestial Avenue – Directors: Colin & Cameron Cairnes, Producer: Scott Alexander

The FACB IF Award for Best Short Documentary

  • From Dope to Dalai Lama – Director: Jason Raftopoulos, Producer: Jason Raftopoulos

SBS Best Documentary IF Award

The SAE INSTITUTE IF Award for Best Music Video

The AFTRS IF Award for Best Direction

JAMESON IF Award for Best Script

Events NSW IF Award for Best Actor

The IF Award for Best Actress

The SHOWTIME MOVIE CHANNELS IF Award for Best Feature Film

SA FILM IF Award for Best Sound

Dinosaur Designs IF Award for Best Music

CineAlta by Sony IF Award for Best Cinematography

DYSON IF Award for Best Production Design

AVID IF Award for Best Editing

National Film and Sound Archive Independent Spirit IF Award

  • Caught Inside – Directed by Adam Blaiklock, Produced by Paul S Friedman

EFilm IF Award for Rising Talent

The Media Super Out of the Box IF Award

Docklands Studios Melbourne IF Award for Contribution to TV

2007 nominations

The IF Award for Best Feature Film

  • The Home Song Stories – directed by Tony Ayres and produced by Michael McMahon & Liz Watts
  • The Jammed – directed by Dee McLachlan and produced by Sally Ayre–Smith, Andrea Buck & Dee McLachlan
  • Lucky Miles – directed by Michael James Rowland and produced by Jo Dyer & Lesley Dyer

The Animal Logic IF Award for Best Director

The Queensland Events Corporation IF Award for Best Actor

The In Style IF Award for Best Actress

The Kodak IF Award for Best Cinematography

  • The Home Song Stories – Nigel Bluck
  • The Jammed – Peter Falk
  • Lucky Miles – Geoff Burton, ASC.

The IF Award for Best Music

  • The Home Song Stories – Antony Partos
  • The Jammed – Grant Innes McLachlan
  • Noise – Bryony Marks

The Australian Film Commission IF Award for Best Script

  • The Jammed – Dee McLachlan
  • The Home Song Stories – Tony Ayres
  • Lucky Miles – Michael James Rowland & Helen Barnes

The Holding Redlich IF Award for Best Short Film

  • Crocodile Dreaming – Directed by Darlene Johnson & produced by Sue Milliken
  • Nana – Directed by Warwick Thornton & produced by Kath Shelper
  • Soul Mates – Directed by Naomi Rossdeutscher & produced by Rachel Clements and Paul Howard

The Lab Sydney IF Award for Best Short Animation

  • The Goat That Ate Time – Directed & produced by Lucinda Schreiber
  • Richard – Directed & produced by Mick Elliott
  • Sweet & Sour – Directed by Eddie White & produced by Sam White and The People's Republic of Animation

The SBS IF Award for Best Short Documentary

  • Flour, Sugar, Tea – Directed by Lee Willis & produced by Gina Twyble
  • My Brother Vinnie – Directed by Steven McGregor & produced by Sarah Bond
  • Nigger Lovers – Directed by Rhonda Hagan & produced by Daryl Sparkes & Stephen Hagan

The IF Award for Best Documentary

  • Bomb Harvest – Directed by Kim Mordaunt & produced by Sylvia Wilczynski
  • 4 – Directed by Tim Slade & produced by Joanna Buggy
  • Unlikely Travellers – Directed by Michael Noonan & produced by Michael Noonan and John Hart

The 3 IF Award for Best Music Video

  • God Told Me To – Directed by Natasha Pincus. Artist: Paul Kelly
  • Heart's A Mess – Directed by Brendan Cook. Artist: Gotye
  • I Thought About You – Directed by Kiku Ohe. Artist: The Beautiful Girls

The Production Book IF Award for Best Production Design

  • Clubland – Nell Hanson
  • The Home Song Stories – Melinda Doring
  • Lucky Miles – Pete Baxter

The Cutting Edge IF Award for Best Editing

  • The Jammed – Anne Carter & Dee McLachlan
  • Lucky Miles – Henry Dangar, ASE
  • Noise – Geoff Hitchins

The Zig Zag Lane IF Award for Best Sound

  • Clubland – Liam Egan, Ian McLoughlin, Andrew Neil & Steven Jackson Vaughan
  • The Home Song Stories – Craig Carter, John Wilkinson, James Harvey & Andrew Neil
  • Noise – Emma Bortignon, Doron Kipen & Philippe Decrausaz

The Independent Spirit IF Award

  • Cross Life – Claire McCarthy
  • Searching 4 Sandeep – Poppy Stockell
  • Darling! The Pieter–Dirk Uys Story – Julian Shaw

The Atlab IF Award for Rising Talent

  • Philippa Campey
  • Bonnie Elliott
  • Ben Hackworth
  • Erin White

ZTudio What IF? Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay

  • The Adventures of Abigail Storm – Luke Preston
  • The Farm – Peter Dai Evans
  • Intersection – Robin de Crespigny

2008 nominees

(winners in each category are listed first, with nominees in alphabetical order following):

SHOWTIME IF Award for Best Feature Film

Screen Australia IF Award for Best Director

  • PETER DUNCAN - Unfinished Sky
  • Elissa Down - The Black Balloon
  • Andrew Traucki & David Nerlich - Black Water

Queensland Events Corporation IF Award for Best Actor

  • GRANT DODWELL - Men's Group
  • Rhys Wakefield - The Black Balloon
  • William McInnes - Unfinished Sky

IF Award for Best Actress

Screen Australia IF Award for Best Script

Sony IF Award for Best Cinematography

  • JULES O'LOUGHLIN ACS - September
  • Denson Baker ACS - The Black Balloon
  • Robert Humphreys ACS - Unfinished Sky

Dinosaur Designs IF Award for Best Music

  • AMANDA BROWN - Son of a Lion
  • Michael Yezerski - The Black Balloon
  • Haydn Walker - Men's Group

Cutting Edge IF Award for Best Editing

  • SURESH AYYAR - Unfinished Sky
  • Veronika Jenet ASE - The Black Balloon
  • Rodrigo Balart - Black Water

The Production Book IF Award for Best Production Design

  • LAURIE FAEN - Unfinished Sky
  • Nicholas McCallum - The Black Balloon
  • Sam Hobbs - September

The Zig Zag Lane IF Award for Best Sound

  • Paul Pirola & Ben Osmo - The Black Balloon
  • Andrew Plain, Annie Breslin, Will Ward & John Scheifelbein - Unfinished Sky

IF Award for Box Office Achievement

  • The Black Balloon

SBS IF Award for Best Documentary

  • The Burning Season - Cathy Henkel (director/producer), Jeff Canin (producer) & Trish Lake (producer)
  • The Oasis - Ian Darling (director/producer) & Sascha Ettinger Epstein (director)
  • Playing In The Shadows - Sascha Ettinger Epstein (director/producer) & Marco Ianniello (director/producer)

St Arnou IF Award for Best Short Documentary

  • UNDRESSING VANESSA - Matthew Pond (director) & Tina Lymberis (producer)
  • Mad Morro - Kelrick Martin (director) & Tom Zubrycki (producer)
  • Rare Chicken Rescue - Randall Wood (director) & Vickie Gest (producer)

Holding Redlich IF Award for Best Short Film

  • fOUR - Erin White (director) & Zyra McAuliffe (producer)
  • Spider - Nash Edgerton (director) & Nicole O'Donohue (producer)
  • You Better Watch Out - Steve Callen (director) & Jules Callen (producer)

Autodesk IF Award for Best Short Animation

  • THE COVENANT OF MR KASCH - Joshua Beahan (director/producer) & Ruwan De Silva (director/producer)
  • Dog With Electric Collar - Steve Baker (director) & Damon Escott (producer)
  • Mutt - Glen Hunwick (director) & Beth Frey (producer)

3 mobile IF Award for Best Music Video

  • JUST A BOY BY ANGUS & JULIA STONE - Angus & Julia Stone (directors), Josh Groom (director), Andrew Yoole (director), Madeleine Milasas (producer) & Jodie Passmore (producer)
  • Emergency! Emergency! by The Hot Lies - Luke Eve (director) & Simon Ritch (producer)
  • If You Keep Losing Sleep by Silverchair - Stephen Lance (director), Damon Escott (director) & Leanne Tonkes (producer)

ZTudio What IF? Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay

Efilm IF Award for Rising Talent

  • Amy Gebhardt
  • Cris Jones

Post Op Group IF Award for Independent Spirit

  • Jason Byrne - Rats & Cats
  • Christopher Weekes - Bitter & Twisted

V Australia IF Award for Living Legend

Inside Film magazine IF Award for Festival of the Year


  1. ^ "IF Awards cancelled for 2012". 18 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 20 April 2018.

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