A decade in the making, the tenth Inside Film Awards promises to be the most special yet. Hosted once more by the fabulous Julia Zemiro, the broadcast also includes footage direct from the red carpet, hosted separately by Yumi Stynes.
Also bound to add a touch of shine is the Creative Director for this year’s awards, Canadian born Bruce Ramus. Responsible for the staging and lighting for several U2 world tours, Ramus has also worked with Queen, David Bowie, James Brown and REM. Says Ramus, “I’m excited by the freedom and creative spirit celebrated by the IF Awards. I’ve always viewed good films as illuminative, and I look forward to approaching this event from that perspective”.
Leading the way with ten nominations, including Best Feature Film is The Black Balloon. Joining it in the race for Best Feature Film are independent films Men’s Group and Son of a Lion.
The Black Balloon also received nominations for Best Director (Elissa Down), Best Actress (Gemma Ward), Best Actor (Rhys Wakefield), Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Music.
Men’s Group picked up a total of four nominations, while Son of a Lion received three. Other films to receive multiple nominations include Unfinished Sky (a total of eight nominations) and Black Water, which received three.
Matt Campbell, Director of Content, SBS Television and Online will present the SBS Inside Film Award for Best Documentary. Nominees for this category are The Oasis, Playing in the Shadows and The Burning Season.
Winners are decided by the audiences who have watched Australian films throughout the year, whether in a cinema, at a film festival or a local screening. There are also a number of awards determined by panels of industry professionals.