The Inside Film Awards (now known as the IF Awards) is an annual awards ceremony and broadcast platform for the Australian film industry, established by Stephen Jenner and David Bardaby, the founders of Inside Film (aka IF Magazine). The event is held in November each year, and is broadcast on SBS television and showtime movie channels. The awards, first given in 1999, are determined by a national audience poll as opposed to the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA), which are judged by industry professionals.
Between 1999 and 2006 the IF Awards were also known as the Lexus Inside Film Awards in recognition of its principal sponsor, Lexus. Since then the major sponsors have included Kodak (2009-2010) and Jamieson's Whiskey (2011). The awards have been on 'hold' since 2012.
'A visually haunting story of an adolescent girl's discovery of the difference between sex and love in the winter landscape of an Australian ski resort town.'
Source: Screen Australia.
'Placid Lake is a kid who follows his instincts; follows them so far they lead him to convalescing in a full body cast and pondering whether following your heart is good for your health. Deciding it isn't, he must take the road more travelled. Be normal, fit in. Even if it kills you.'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 4/12/2013)