Red Dog, Oranges and Sunshine and Face to Face among IF Awards nominees

Red Dog, Oranges and Sunshine, Face to Face and The Eye of the Storm have received nominations for Best Feature Film at this year’s IF Awards.

Red Dog won the most nominations, appearing in nine categories, with Oranges and Sunshine nominated in eight and Face to Face in six categories.

Nominated in the Best Direction category is Michael Rymer for Face to Face, Kriv Stenders for Red Dog and Justin Kurzel for Snowtown while Best Script nominees are Michael Rymer for Face to Face, Rona Munro for Oranges and Sunshine and Daniel Taplitz for Red Dog.

Best Documentary nominees are Mrs Carey’s Concert directed by Bob Connolly, I Am Eleven directed by Genevieve Bailey and Orchids: My Intersex Adventure directed by Phoebe Hart.

With its strong ensemble cast the Face to Face actors are up against David Wenham for Oranges and Sunshine, Josh Lucas for Red Dog and Geoffrey Rush for The Eye of the Storm, while the actresses are up against Emily Watson for Oranges and Sunshine, Rachael Taylor for Red Dog and Judy Davis for The Eye of the Storm.

The awards are on Wednesday 16 November.

The nominees:

Best Feature Film

• Face to Face

• Oranges and Sunshine

• Red Dog

• The Eye of the Storm

Best Actor

• Vince Colosimo, Luke Ford, Christopher Connelly, Matthew Newton, Robert Rabiah and Josh Saks – Face to Face

• David Wenham – Oranges and Sunshine

• Josh Lucas – Red Dog

• Geoffrey Rush – The Eye of the Storm

Best Actress

• Sigrid Thornton, Ra Chapman, Laura Gordon, Lauren Clair – Face to Face

• Emily Watson – Oranges and Sunshine

• Rachael Taylor – Red Dog

• Judy Davis – The Eye of the Storm

Best Script

Face to Face – David Williamson

Oranges and Sunshine – Rona Munro

Red Dog – Daniel Taplitz

Best Music

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – David Hirschfelder

Oranges and Sunshine – Lisa Gerrard

Red Dog – Cezary Skubiszewski

Best Direction

Face to Face – Michael Rymer

Red Dog – Kriv Stenders

Snowtown – Justin Kurzel

Best Sound

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Wayne Pashley

Oranges and Sunshine – Andrew Plain, Gethin Creagh, James Currie and John Hughes

Snowtown – Frank Lipson

Best Editing

Face to Face – Sasha Dylan Bell

Oranges and Sunshine – Dany Cooper

Red Dog – Jill Bilcock

Snowtown – Veronika Jenet

Best Production Design

Oranges and Sunshine – Melinda Doring

Red Dog – Ian Gracie

Snowtown – Fiona Crombie

Best Cinematography

Red Dog – Geoff Hall

Red Hill – Tim Hudson

Snowtown – Adam Arkapaw

Independent Spirit IF Award

Breaking the News

I Am Eleven

Mad Bastards

Rising Talent

• Julietta Boscolo

• Zak Hilditch

• Anthony Maras

Best Short Film


Toot Toot

When the Wind Changes

Best Short Animation


Polo’s Robot

The Missing Key

Best Short Documentary

Murder Mouth

Umoja: No Men Allowed

We Were Here: The Map My Summer Film

Best Documentary

I Am Eleven

Mrs Carey’s Concert

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure

Best Music Video

• Cameo Lover by Kimbra – directed by Guy Franklin

• Magic by Olivia Newton-John and WACCI – directed by Dan Murphy

• Overpass by The John Steel Singers directed by Josh Groom

Best Film Festival

• To be announced on the night of the Awards

The Out of the Box IF Award

• Alison Bell

• Blake Davis

• Todd Lasance

• Annie Maynard

• Anna McGahan

• Jessica Tovey

Contribution to Television

• Peter Andrikidis

• Mikael Borglund

• Ewan Burnett

• Michael Cordell

• John Holmes

• Claudia Karvan

• Des Monaghan

• David Mott

• Rachel Perkins

• Roger Simpson

Living Legend IF Award

• To be announced on the night

Best Box Office Achievement

• To be announced on the night


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