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Winners of Lexus Inside Film Awards in Sydney

Winners of Lexus Inside Film Awards 2005 in Sydney on November 23rd.

The Lexus Inside Film Awards are the people's choice awards for Australian films.
The Lexus Inside Film Awards celebrate and champion Australian film and creative talent. The Inside Film Awards creates a unique dialogue between Australian filmmakers and their audience, supports and promotes Australian cinema and invigorates a national screen culture.

The Lexus Inside Film Awards are held in November each year. This year the event was held on Wednesday the 23rd of November at Luna Park in Sydney.
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The awards were announced to a star-studded audience with Simon Baker (The Guardian, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ring Two), The Propositions Leah Purcell, Whale Rider star and Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes, previous Lexus Inside Film Awards host and acclaimed actress Deborah Mailman (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Secret Life of Us), Daniella Farinacci (Lantana, Look Both Ways), renowned activist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger (Death of a Nation), Academy Award winner Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet), director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Quiet American) and producer Jan Chapman (Lantana, The Piano).

Little Fish was amongst big winners on the night, taking four IFs including the Instyle IF Award for Best Actress for Cate Blanchett and the SBS IF Award for Best Actor for Hugo Weaving.
Nominated for seven awards, Look Both Ways won three awards, walking away with Best Script, Best Direction, and Best Editing, while the highly contended Glenfiddich Independent Spirit IF Award was awarded to Wayne Coles-Janess for his documentary In the Shadow of the Palms.
Three promising Australian filmmakers were recognised by two awards that are unique to the Lexus Inside Film Awards - with the Lexus IF Award for Rising Talent awarded to Kath Shelper, (Producer of award winning short films including Green Bush and Plains Empty) and the Ztudio What IF? Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay went to Ben C. Lucas and Anthony Vercoe for their feature script All Flesh Must Be Eaten: The Movie.
Industry veteran and icon of Australian film Jack Thompson was the recipient of the Freixenet Living Legend IF Award. Thompson was awarded for his outstanding contributions to the Australian film industry, and also performed on harmonica during the live TV broadcast with Yothu Yindis Mandawuy Yonupingu.
Australias prodigal son Nick Cave attended to accept the Moneypenny IF Award for Best Music with Warren Ellis for The Proposition.
Awards Manager Angie Fielder said, The diversity in the results is a testament to the strong crop of Australian films that have been released this year. Its refreshing to see a variety of films appearing in the winners list. Competition was indeed fierce this year, and I think thats a sign of a healthier industry.
Winners for the feature film craft awards and the non-feature categories were also announced during the television broadcast Awards ceremony.

Best Director - Sarah Watt (Look Both Ways)
Best Screenplay - Sarah Watt (Look Both Ways)
Best Film - The Proposition.
The Freixenet Living Legend IF Award Winner Jack Thompson
SBS IF Award for Best Actor Hugo Weaving - Little Fish
Moneypenny IF Award for Best Music winner: Nick Cave - The Proposition
Glenfiddich Independent Spirit Award winner - Wayne Coles-Janess - In the Shadow of the Palms
Kodak IF Award for Best Cinematography winner - Benoit Delhomme - The Proposition
The Ztudio 'What IF?' Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay All Flesh Must Be Eaten: The Movie - Ben C. Lucas and Anthony Vercoe and Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes(L) and Emily Browning(R)
Digital Pictures IF Award for Best Animation The Mysterious Graphic Explorations of Jasper Morello - Director: Anthony Lucas
IF Award for Festival of the Year Sydney Film Festival: Lynden Barber

As the peoples choice awards for Australian film, the Lexus Inside Film Awards attracted over 42,000 scores in 2005 via SMS, online or score sheets distributed at film festivals around the country.

The Ztudio 'What IF?' Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay All Flesh Must Be Eaten: The Movie - Ben C. Lucas and Anthony Vercoe and Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes(L) and Emily Browning(R)
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The Freixenet Living Legend IF Award Winner -Jack Thompson
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2005 Getty Images

Malcolm McDowell attends the Lexus Inside Film Awards at Luna Park, Sydney on November 23rd. 2005
Photo by Krisian Dowling
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