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IF AWARDS 2009 - WINNERS

Samson & Delilah has proven that Australian audiences do accept and embrace challenging films that have something meaningful to say, winning 6 IF Awards including Best Film, in the country’s only purely audience rated awards. The other big winner this year is Baz Luhrmann, who, supported by his wife Catherine Martin and his Australia team, took to the stage to accept the 2009 Kodak Living Legend IF Award.

Said IF Award General Manager Clare Sawyer said, “His contribution to world cinema as a genre defying director is undeniable. With only four films to his name he has revolutionised cinema, time and time, again both here and internationally”.

Australia also won the Box Office Success Award, having taken over $37.5 million. This is the second time a Bazmark production has won the award; Moulin Rouge won it in 2001.

WINNERS
The SHOWTIME IF Award for Best Feature Film
Samson & Delilah – Warwick Thornton & Kath Shelper

NFSA Best Director IF Award
Warwick Thornton

The TIME OUT IF Award for Best Actor
Rowan McNamara – Samson & Delilah

The IF Award for Best Actress
Marissa Gibson – Samson & Delilah

The Jameson IF Award for Best Script
Samson & Delilah – Warwick Thornton

The Dinosaur Design IF Award for Best Music
Samson & Delilah – Warwick Thornton

The National Film & Sound Archive IF Award for Best Direction
Samson & Delilah – Warwick Thornton

The Zig Zag Lane IF Award for Best Sound
Balibo – Sam Petty, Emma Bortignon, Phil Heywood, Ann Aucote

The AVID IF Award for Best Editing
Balibo – Nick Meyers

The Dyson IF Award for Best Production Design
Mary & Max – Adam Elliot

The Sony IF Award for Best Cinematography
Beautiful Kate – Andrew Commis

The Resolution Design Independent Spirit IF Award
My Tehran For Sale – Director: Granaz Moussavi Producers, Julie Ryan, Kate Croser, Granaz Moussavi

The EFilm IF Award for Rising Talent
Dominic Allen

The Holding Redlich IF Award for Best Short Film
Ralph – Director Deborah Mailman, Producers Jessie Mangum and Kylie Du Fresne

The Autodesk IF Award for Best Animation
The Cat Piano – Directors Eddie White & Ari Gibson, Producer Jessica Brentnall

The Production Book IF Award for Best Short Documentary
Mankind is No Island – Jason Van Genderen

The FACB IF Award for Best Documentary
The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce – Michael James Rowland, Producer Nial Fulton

The Chaotic Pictures IF Award for Best Music Video
Sway Sway Baby – Short Stack – Dan Reisinger

The Cutting Edge IF Award for Box Office Achievement
Australia – Baz Luhrmann, G.Mac Brown and Catherine Knapman

The Kodak Living Legend IF Award
Baz Luhrmann

The TDC IF Award for Best Film Festival
Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival

Published 10pm Wednesday November 18, 2009




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Samson and Delilah


Warwick Thornton

The 2009 Kodak Inside Film Awards will be broadcast as follows:
SBS, 10pm Thursday 19th November
Showcase, 11:30pm Friday 20th November
Showcase, 5:40pm Saturday 21st November


Balibo


Mary and Max


Beautiful Kate







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