Jameson IF Awards Sydney announces nominations for 2011

Feel-good film Red Dog and Australian/UK co-production Oranges and Sunshine have dominated the nominations for this year’s Jameson IF Awards Sydney.

Red Dog, which has raked in almost $20 million since opening in early-August, has secured nine nominations, while Oranges and Sunshine – which is the second biggest box office success this year with almost $4 million – took eight.

The two features were closely followed by Michael Rymer's Face To Face, which received an impressive six nominations (including Best Feature Film and Best Direction) and psychological horror flick Snowtown, which received five (including Best Direction). Fred Schepisi’s The Eye of the Storm received three nominations (including Best Feature Film).

The nominations were announced this morning at a special ceremony in Sydney, hosted by Matt Day, Susie Porter and Matilda Brown. To see photos, click here.

The Jameson IF Awards are largely determined by public votes. This year the show – which is the Australian film industry's night of nights –  will be hosted by Offspring actor Eddie Perfect.

Red Dog, the tale of a hitchhiking dog that unites an isolated mining town, is nominated in the Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Production Design, Best Editing and Best Music categories, while director Kriv Stenders is nominated for Best Director. Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor are also nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.

Oranges and Sunshine, a highly-emotional story about one of our country’s biggest secrets, is also nominated in the Best Feature Film, Best Script, Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Editing and Best Actor/Actress (David Wenham, Emily Watson) categories. The film was also nominated in the Best Sound category.

In other categories, Julietta Boscolo, Zak Hilditch and Anthony Maras were nominated for the AFTRS IF Award for Rising Talent, while National Film & Sound Archive Independent Spirit Award nominees included Breaking The News, I Am Eleven and Mad Bastards.

In the television categories, nominees in the Out of the Box IF Award include: Alison Bell, Blake Davis, Todd Lasance, Annie Maynard, Anna McGahan and Jessica Tovey. Nominees recognised for their contribution to the television industry include: Peter Andrikidis, Mikael Borglund, Ewan Burnett, Michael Cordell, John Holmes, Claudia Karvan, Des Monaghan, David Mott, Rachel Perkins and Roger Simpson.

This year’s Jameson IF Awards will be held on November 16, at Sydney’s Luna Park. Tickets are available at

Showtime IF Award for Best Feature Film
·         Face to Face
·         Oranges and Sunshine
·         Red Dog
·         The Eye of the Storm
Destination NSW IF Award for 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
Dinosaur Designs IF Award for 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
IF Award for Best Script
·         Face to Face – Michael Rymer
·         Oranges and Sunshine – Rona Munro
·         Red Dog – Daniel Taplitz
IF Award for Best Music
·         Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – David Hirschfelder
·         Oranges and Sunshine – Lisa Gerrard
·         Red Dog – Cezary Skubiszewski
IF Award for Best Direction
·         Face to Face – Michael Rymer
·         Red Dog – Kriv Stenders
·         Snowtown – Justin Kurzel
South Australian Film Corporation IF Award for 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
Avid IF Award for Best Editing
·        Face to Face – Sasha Dylan Bell
·        Oranges and Sunshine  – Dany Cooper ASE
·        Red Dog  – Jill Bilcock ASE
·        Snowtown  – Veronika Jenet ASE
Dyson IF Award for Best Production Design
·        Oranges and Sunshine – Melinda Doring
·        Red Dog  – Ian Gracie
·        Snowtown  – Fiona Crombie
IF Award for Best Cinematography
·         Red Dog – Geoff Hall
·         Red Hill – Tim Hudson
·         Snowtown – Adam Arkapaw
National Film & Sound Archive Independent Spirit IF Award
·         Breaking the News 
·         I Am Eleven 
·         Mad Bastards
AFTRS IF Award for Rising Talent
·         Julietta Boscolo
·         Zak Hilditch
·         Anthony Maras
Holding Redlich IF Award for Best Short Film
·         Dik
·         Toot Toot
·         When the Wind Changes
IF Award for Best Short Animation
·         Nullabor
·         Polo’s Robot
·         The Missing Key
Hackett Films IF Award for Best Short Documentary
·         Murder Mouth
·         Umoja: No Men Allowed
·         We Were Here: The Map My Summer Film
IF Award for Best Documentary
·         I Am Eleven
·         Mrs Carey’s Concert
·         Orchids: My Intersex Adventure
SAE Institute IF Award for 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
IF Award for 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
Docklands Studios Melbourne IF Award for Contribution to Television
·         Peter Andrikidis
·         Mikael Borglund
·         Ewan Burnett
·         Michael Cordell
·         John Holmes
·         Claudia Karvan
·         Des Monaghan
·         David Mott
·         Rachel Perkins
·         Roger Simpson
Jameson Living Legend IF Award
·         To be announced on the night
Event Cinemas IF Award for Best Box Office Achievement
·         To be announced on the night