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AFI AWARDS 2000 - FULL REPORT AND VIDEO CLIPS

EMIRATES AFI AWARDS: THE AWARDS, THE STARS, THE PARTY
Welcome to our extensive, multi-media coverage of this year’s AFI Awards. Links from this page will take your eager eyes to lists of winners and nominees, to reviews of many of the films entered, and to extensive video coverage of the night itself (in association with SBS), including the first ever public footage from the after party, on our specially designed AFI CHANNEL.

The awards presentation (November 18, 2000, Fox Studios, Sydney) is telecast live by SBS, with a simultaneous netcast on the SBS website. Our own video coverage (for net viewing from Monday, November 20) starts on the Red Carpet, where Andrew L. Urban welcomes the nominees, presenters and celebrity guests – the who’s who of the Australian film and tv industry.

Our cameras follow the night from the media room, where Urban, accompanied by Deputy Editor Louise Keller, interviews the winners in the bright glow of their success, and some of the celebrity presenters like Deni Hines (who reveals that she wanted to be a mortician before following mum’s microphone cord onto the stage), Kerri-Anne Kennerley and John Polson.

Once all the winners have thanked mum, guests mingle at the upbeat after party – where Urban talks to revellers and renegades . . . in fact anyone having a roaring good time.

THE AFI CHANNEL
Includes:
Red Carpet interviews
The winners backstage
The after party

THE WINNERS
Listing all the feature film categories.
At a Glance; Full List

Special Awards:
The Raymond Longford Award:

Anthony Buckley,
producer, for his service to the Australian film industry.

The Byron Kennedy Award: Jointly by
Matt Wheeldon and Gary Doust,
founders of Popcorn Taxi, the weekly forum for independent filmmakers;
Stephen Jenner and David Barda,
developers of if magazine, a publication for independent filmmakers.

THE NOMINEES (feature films)
Chopper received the highest number of nominations across all categories (10), closely followed by Looking for Alibrandi (9) while Better Than Sex and Bootmen both received nominations in eight (8) categories. Other nominees in various categories are: 15 Amore (4), A Wreck, A Tangle (1) Innocence (2), Kick (1), Me, Myself, I (4), My Mother Frank (2), Russian Doll (2), The Magic Pudding (2).

THE ENTERED FILMS
With 25 feature films entered, it is the largest year for AFI voters since the year The Piano won Best Film in 1992. The Dish was not ready in time for screenings to AFI members, so has not been entered in this year’s awards.

Judging:
All feature films entered were screened in each capital city, and all AFI members may vote for Best Film (it is a condition of voting that all films must be seen). In the craft categories, members vote according to their professional accreditation.

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Looking for Alibrandi


Chopper


Bootmen


Better Than Sex

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