Press release from 6dc
Last year ratings for the Inside Film Awards tripled to over 190,000, showing the growing support for Australian productions. This year with cinema audiences for some local films reaching record highs, competition for the IF Awards is set to be fiercer than ever. With six weeks to go until ratings close 15 films are emerging as this year’s front runners.
It is an exciting time for the industry, with Australian-made titles such as Animal Kingdom winning the coveted World Cinema Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival this year and the second instalment from the Wog Boys Kings Of Mykonos opening to a stellar reception locally. Mao’s Last Dancer became the twelfth most successful Aussie film of all time taking over $15 million at the Box Office while Bran Nue Dae became the second biggest Indigenous themed film in Australian history with final takings over $7.4 million.
With so many great films to see and rate before the September deadline, IF Awards have identified the top 15 films based on ratings thus far and predicted that upcoming releases of Matching Jack and Tomorrow When the War Began will soon join this list.
The top films eligible to be rated for the IF Awards are: Accidents Happen, Animal Kingdom, Beneath Hill 60, The Boys Are Back, Bran Nue Dae, Bright Star, Charlie & Boots, Daybreakers, I Love You Too, The Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2, Mao’s Last Dancer, Triangle and The Waiting City.
Other films already eligible for rating for this year’s awards include $9.99, A Day at the Oasis, Bathing Frankly, Before the Rain, Being in Heaven, Blame, Blind Company, Braille, Caught Inside, Coffin Rock, Dreamland, Eraser Children, Girl Clock, Little Sparrows, Lou, Passengers, Playing for Charlie, Prime Mover, Red Hill, Road Train, Savages Crossing, Stone Bros, South Solitary, Subdivision, Summer Coda, Surviving Georgia, The Clinic, The Horseman, The Loved Ones, The Marriage of Figaro, The Nothing Men, The Tree, The Wedding Party, Uninhabited, Van Dieman’s Land and Wasted on the Young.
Ratings for the IF Awards 2010 close on September 17. Make sure that your favourite actors and filmmakers walk away with the IF trophy this year by rating this year’s eligible films online at www.ifawards.com or at one of the accredited film festival’s which include Popcorn Taxi and Melbourne International Film Festival.
The 2010 Inside Film Awards is the favourite celebration of the Australian film Industry and the ceremony will be held in mid-November in Sydney.
To rate the films that you’ve seen, log on to www.ifawards.com.