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  I GIVE IT A YEAR: DVD
I STILL KNOW... I STILL KNOW...
The follow-up to I Know What You Did Last Summer was no accident; the producers began developing the sequel after the original was still going strong at the box office a month into release.
IF AWARDS 2001 - THE WINNERS IF AWARDS 2001 – THE WINNERS
Lantana was awarded four if awards including Best Film and Best Script, with Moulin Rouge winning Best Cinematography and Music, in a presentation ceremony telecast on SBS from Sydney’s Wharf 8, attended by Sydney’s flickerati.
IF AWARDS 2002 - NOMINATIONS IF AWARDS 2002 – NOMINATIONS
What if the year’s most successful Australian film was not voted one of the Best, in an award that is voted by the public? What could it mean? The IF Awards nominations pose, but don’t answer, that question, reports Andrew L. Urban.
  IF AWARDS 2003 – NOMINATIONS
The movie-going public voting for the If Awards agree with the professional critics, nominating Gettin’ Square, Japanese Story and Swimming Upstream for Best Film this year, also agreeing on three directors – one of whom, Rolf de Heer, is nominated even though his film Alexandra’s Project didn’t make the If Awards Best Film list, which only caters for three nominations per category.
  IF AWARDS 2003 – WINNERS
Two vastly different Australian films – the dramatic relationship study, Japanese Story and the crime comedy Gettin’ Square - shared the major accolades at this year’s If Awards, presented on Wednesday (Nov 12) at Wharf 8 in Sydney’s Pyrmont, hosted by Deborah Mailman and telecast on SBS (with repeats on Showtime).
  IF AWARDS 2004 NOMINATIONS
Voters in Australia’s ‘alternative’ movie awards, the IF Awards, have nominated Somersault, Tom White (pic) and The Old Man Who Read Love Stories for Best Film, each with a handful of nominations (8, 6 and 5) in other categories.
  IF AWARDS 2004 WINNERS
The results of the 2004 IF Awards, which gather more votes than any other film award in Australia (through festival screenings and on line), have closely matched the AFI Awards – with some significant differences, including Best Actor. But the recognition of Somersault as the year’s best Australian film seems overwhelmingly popular.
  IF AWARDS 2005 - NOMINEES
Of the publicly scored categories in this year’s IF Awards, only the Best Direction category has four nominees: the three directors of the films nominated for Best Feature – Little Fish, Look Both Ways, The Proposition - plus Greg McLean, whose debut feature Wolf Creek, scored only two other nominations: cinematography and production design.
  IF AWARDS 2005 – WINNERS
By the way they are shared among several films, the 2005 IF Awards – where Australian films are rated by the public – confirm the proposition that it has been a good year for Aussie cinema, and enjoyable by audiences who could look both ways and see a good film coming.
  IF AWARDS 2006 - WINNERS
Considering that it is the year’s Australian box office champ, it’s no surprise that Kenny scored the IF Award for the year’s most popular film as rated by audiences around Australia (primarily at festivals); but Ten Canoes directors Rolf de Heer and Peter Djiggir were also honoured for their work, as were many of the creative team behind Suburban Mayhem, whose executive producer Jan Chapman (pic), was presented with the SBS Living Legend Award. Andrew L. Urban reports from the Gold Coast.
  IF AWARDS 2006 – NOMINATIONS
Of all the Australian films released in the last 12 months the people like Kenny, Ten Canoes and Suburban Mayhem best, as reflected in the nominations for this year’s If Awards, to be presented at the Gold Coast on November 17, 2006, hosted by actor & filmmaker Joel Edgerton.
  IF AWARDS 2007 – WINNERS
The old William Goldman adage that ‘in showbusiness nobody knows anything’ got another notch on its belt last weekend when the voters in the IF Awards made their choice of The Jammed as the best Australian feature released these past 12 months; that’s the film all distributors turned down, so it was also a confirmation of the Cinderella legend … what more could a film industry want, asks Andrew L. Urban. But is the hype on the right note?
  IF AWARDS 2008 – WINNERS
Festival success story Men’s Group won the Showtime IF Best Film Award for Michael Joy and John L Simpson, the Queensland Events Corporation IF Award for Best Actor for Grant Dodwell’s first leading role since the glory days of A Country Practice and the Screen Australia IF Award for Best Script. Both films were acclaimed by Urban Cinefile, the former “a powerful film … strong performances,” the latter “anchored by two outstanding performances … engaging drama”.
  IF AWARDS 2009 - WINNERS
Samson & Delilah has proven that Australian audiences do accept and embrace challenging films that have something meaningful to say, winning 6 IF Awards including Best Film, in the country’s only purely audience rated awards. The other big winner this year is Baz Luhrmann, who, supported by his wife Catherine Martin and his Australia team, took to the stage to accept the 2009 Kodak Living Legend IF Award.
  IF AWARDS 2009 – NOMINATIONS
The big surprise in this year’s nominations list for the publicly rated If Awards is the presence of Cedar Boys among the three Best Film nominations; and it’s a good surprise, showing that audiences recognise quality filmmaking even when the film doesn’t enjoy a big release.* Mao’s Last Dancer and Charlie & Boots may well figure in next year’s If Awards … as well as this year’s AFI Awards, due to the cut off dates for the two awards being out of synch. Andrew L. Urban tries to cut through the confusion.
  IF AWARDS 2009 – PREVIEW
Public ratings of Australian films for the IF Awards closes September 18, two months before the presentation ceremony, to be held once again at Sydney’s Luna Park – a symbolically appropriate venue for the movie business, with its variety of wild and bumpy rides behind an oversized smiling face … which filmmakers will match that smile on November 18, when what promises to be a controversial award is handed out.
  IF AWARDS 2010 – NOMINEES
Not surprisingly, the year’s most popular films (box office) are the top contenders for the audience-driven IF Awards, confirming the strength of this year’s Australian film output and highlighting some key individual achievements across the spectrum of the arts & crafts of filmmaking.
  IF AWARDS 2010 – WINNERS
If Awards winners demonstrate youth skew in voters, with Tomorrow When The War Began scooping the pool, followed by Animal Kingdom. Andrew L. Urban reports
  IF AWARDS: CONTRIBUTION TO TV & OUT OF THE BOX - NOMINEES
Two new TV awards recognise on our screen talents as well as those people behind the scenes responsible for cultivating our local industry. The Docklands Studios Melbourne IF Award for Contribution to TV acknowledges a person who has underpinned the strength of the industry over at least 10 years while the Out of The Box IF Award recognises an emerging talent who is likely to make the jump to the big screen in the future.
  IMPOSTER, THE - EACH TO HIS OWN TRUTH
Director Bart Layton outlines how he stumbled onto the story of a lifetime, how complex it is and how he had to invent a new language to tell it on screen – allowing each player to tell their own version of the ‘truth’.
IN A SAVAGE LAND - HELL IN SEXUAL PARADISE IN A SAVAGE LAND - HELL IN SEXUAL PARADISE
ANDREW L. URBAN talks to writer/director Bill Bennett, co-writer Jennifer Bennett and the stars of his latest film, the romantic epic, In A Savage Land, a film that has its genesis in an attic when Bennett was eight years old.
IN LOVE AND WAR - LOVE, WAR, PROMISES IN LOVE AND WAR - LOVE, WAR, PROMISES
Hemingway, colossus of modern literature, may have never happened if he hadn’t been shot half to death in the first world war. The wound led him to his greatest love. NICK RODDICK reports how Richard Attenborough approached In Love and War, the film adapted from the novel Hemingway wrote in the wake of his great pain and greatest love, and of the secret promise Attenborough made to his leading lady, Sandra Bullock.
IN OUR OWN IMAGE ? IN OUR OWN IMAGE ?
Does Australian cinema really reflect our own image? Or just parts of it, asks Hunter Cordaiy. The films we make in the next five years will conceivably be as important as the first projects of the industry renaissance in the early 1970's, he says.
  IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN – INSIDER BRIEFING
In this exclusive Insider Briefing, Phil Grabsky explains why – despite the hardships and hassles - he couldn’t help himself making another In Search of … movie; after Mozart, he searched for Beethoven (recording 55 performances!) - and was surprised at what he found.
IN THE WINTER DARK - ON LOCATION IN THE WINTER DARK - ON LOCATION
ANDREW L. URBAN visits the mountain set of In the Winter Dark, Tim Winton’s story of things that go crunch in the night.
  INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS 2009 - WINNERS
Micky Rourke wins Best Actor, and the film wins Best Picture in a resounding triumph for Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, at this year’s Spirit Awards.
  INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2008 - PREVIEW
Bollywood actor Khan’s directing debut, Taare Zameen Par (Stars on Earth), will open this year’s Indian Film Festival (Sydney August 29, Melbourne Sept 3), which will include a Satyajit Ray Retrospective
  INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2010 – BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND
Hindi cinema’s acclaimed actress Rani Mukherjee (often referred to as Queen of Bollywood) will open the Melbourne and Sydney editions of the Indian Film Festival 2010 on March 12, with her new film, Dil Bole Hadippa, directed by Anurag Singh, who will also be present.
  INDIGENOUS NEW WAVE
Films by and about Indigenous Australians are the New Wave writes Andrew L. Urban and they are receiving significant acclaim as well as a popular following.
INNOCENCE INNOCENCE
Awarded, applauded and acclaimed, Innocence has touched the hearts of many cinema lovers with its story of reignited love in two people old enough to have grandchildren. Filmmaker Paul Cox, internationally recognised, also scores a personal triumph with the film, seeing it embraced by a wide cross section of audiences, reports Andrew L. Urban.
INSIDE THE GLOBES INSIDE THE GLOBES
A glimpse inside the Golden Globes Awards, by Hollywood insider – our Los Angeles correspondent Jenny Cooney Carrillo; from the voting to the touting.
  INSIDER BRIEFING – PRIME MOVER
Writer director David Caesar tackles two themes in his sixth feature film, Prime Mover: the first is love – as distinct from falling in love. What happens when the romance gives way to reality, and reality bites.
  INTACTO: TRADING CHANCES
Oscar-nominated for his first short film, Esposados, Spain’s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo made a big impact (and took home some awards) with his feature debut, Intacto, which suggests that luck can be stolen from people – and here he explains why; you’ll have to see the film to learn how.
  INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS AWARDS 2009 - NOMINATIONS
Joining the world’s leading film composers, Cezary Skubiszewski is the only Australian composer nominated in this year’s International Film Music Critics Association Awards, for his score of the documentary, Night (by Lawrence Johnston), for which he won the 2008 APRA Award.
  INVASION OF THE B MOVIE – WORLD MOVIES SPECIAL
The WORLD MOVIES Channel is available in Australia through Subscription TV providers FOXTEL, OPTUS TELEVISION and AUSTAR. Its easy to get connected.
  INVICTUS – WHEN PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD
The irony of much English poetry is that it is intense, emotional and passionate – characteristics that are not generally used to describe the English themselves. But as Henley’s poem (below) demonstrates, marshalling words together in a specific order is the creative challenge of writing. Words alone have brought down governments and launched revolutions – the least they can do is to inspire individuals, as these words inspired Nelson Mandela, among others. Andrew L. Urban reports.
  IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – PREVIEW
Audience demand at the inaugural Iranian Film Festival Australia last year has motivated the directors to take the 2012 event beyond Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide – to Sydney and Melbourne.
  IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014: FILMS FROM 13 TO P
Reza Dormishian's I'm Not Angry! and Shahram Mokri's Fish & Cat, Opening & Closing Night films, will bookend a varied program that goes from 13 to P, the former about a youngster, the latter about an old recluse, in this year’s Iranian Film Festival around Australia.
IRIS IRIS
You don’t need to know who Iris Murdoch is or was, says Richard Eyre, the director of her biopic, Iris. "It’s about forms of love." If he had to give it a subtitle, it would be ‘Enduring Love’.
  IS ‘AUSTRALIAN FILM' A NEGATIVE?
In a landmark result, the FFC funded research into attitudes to Australian films confirms in scientific terms what some in the film industry know instinctively: Australian films are not at a disadvantage in the marketplace, even though many people think so. In fact, all things being equal (like the film being ‘good’), most people would prefer to see an Australian film. Andrew L. Urban reports and explores some of the implications of the Bergent Research* findings.
  IS DIGITAL MEDIA KILLING THE PRINT CRITIC
As the affirmative team, Heather will reflect on the growth of the home grown critic, Rebecca will show how the two way participation in social media and blogging provides a bridge between creators and consumers while Andrew will present research results that demonstrate how print criticism is falling in consumption in favour of digital media.
  ISLAND, THE – BAYHEM ON SET
The crew on a Michael Bay film always knows that you have to do your homework really well before you walk on set … and that there’s still always more that he asks of them. That’s why they call it Bayhem on the set, and working on The Island was no different. See for yourself in these behind the scenes grabs shot during production – and then see eight clips from the film itself.
ISN'T SHE GREAT ISN'T SHE GREAT
All she knew about were ageing sex-craved stars, hopeful hookers and people popping pills and winding up in the gutter - so she wrote about that. Isn't She Great, starring Bette Midler, is a glimpse at the life of Jacqueline Sussan, author of Valley of the Dolls.
  ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL 2009 - PREVIEW
Two big family dramas – Lost Islands and Shiva - and films from new filmmakers characterise this year’s Israeli Film Festival, which tours its program of 11 features and some shorts around Australia during August and September 2009, writes Andrew L. Urban.
  ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL 2010 – PREVIEW
Culture clash and conflicts of living in a tight, multi-layered community dominate the themes at this year’s event.
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL 2012 - PREVIEW ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – PREVIEW
Featuring several prize winners from prestigious festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem and San Sebastian, as well as winners from the 2011 Ophirs (Israeli ‘Oscars’), the 2012 Israeli Film Festival is bigger than ever in its 9th year.
IT'S A BRAVE NEW ODD WORLD IT'S A BRAVE NEW ODD WORLD
Fusion, crossover, flux – the concept of hybrid elements combining in arts and culture is not new, but there is a fusion that involves filmmaking and multimedia that is: it’s in Oddworld. PETER ANDERSON reports on a small revolution.
  ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2006 – PREVIEW
Italy’s former Prime Minister, Silvio Berslusconi can take credit for inspiring Italian filmmakers, as to be seen in this year’s Italian Film Festival, although the resulting films give him nothing to be proud of.
  ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007 - PREVIEW
Manual of Love 2, the sequel to the hit romantic comedy Manual of Love (IFF 2005) will open the 2007 Italian Film Festival touring Australian cities from September to November. The festival has its heart in the right place, with several films celebrating love in various forms, including Forever Vespa, What Is Love and The Get Together Dinner.
  ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2008 - PREVIEW
In its 9th year, the Italian Film Festival will screen 25 new films, representing the best in contemporary Italian cinema, plus a retrospective of 12 movies that provide a snapshot of some of Italy’s finest celluloid moments throughout the last four decades, and opening with Her Whole Life Ahead (Tutta La Vita Davanti) from director Paolo Virzi
ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2009 - PREVIEW ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2009 – PREVIEW
Sourced from the Cannes, Berlin, Rome and Venice Film Festivals, this year’s anniversary festival also showcases highlights from its previous editions, personally selected by festival director Antonio Zeccola – like closing night film, La Dolce Vita. Andrew L. Urban reports.
  ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2011 - PREVIEW
Matilde Maggio, one of the rising stars of Italian Cinema, will be in Australia to launch the 12th Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Maggio will officially open the Festival in Melbourne on September 14 and Sydney on September 15 and will also introduce select screenings of her latest film, Martino’s Summer, a sensitive coming of age drama, which screens as part of this year’s event.
  ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2013 – PREVIEW
This year’s Lavazza Italian Film Festival (touring Australia Oct 2 – Nov 11) will be book-ended by two special films, both of which pay homage to Rome…the eternal city. Starring the incomparable Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty, a critically lauded drama about love and regret from writer/director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, This Must Be the Place) will launch the Festival at Opening Night Galas in each state. And for Closing Night, the festival will screen Fellini’s 1972 gem, Roma – a gloriously vivid valentine, from the late, great director, to the city he adored.
  IVAN HUTCHINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999 (2)
IVAN HUTCHINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE, 1999 IVAN HUTCHINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE, 1999
Presented by the Melbourne Film Festival in association with the Melbourne Film Critics Forum, the annual Ivan Hutchinson Memorial Lecture was given this year ANDREW L. URBAN, editor of Urban Cinefile and a writer on film and filmmaking for almost 20 years. This is an edited extract of the lecture he presented on August 7, 1999.





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