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:: Spotlight :: The Inside Film Awards 2006

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Inside Film Awards for 2006 will be held for the first time in Queensland, on November 17, 2006 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. Actor Joel Edgerton will be hosting the awards, which will be broadcast live on SBS television at 10.00pm, with delayed telecasts screening on FOXTEL's SHOWTIME channel. The presenter list will be released closer to the awards.

This is known as the people's choice awards. The film awards are voted by the general film-going public who have seen Australian films throughout the year.

The general public can also buy tickets to the awards - cost is $200 - (walk the red carpet, attend pre event cocktail party, attend TV broadcast and the infamous rockin' after party - where they can rub shoulders with the stars - tickets available online or hotline 02 9660 4730.

Major nominations are:

  • Best Actor - Heath Ledger (Candy), Gabriel Byrne (Jindabyne), and Crusoe Kurddal (Ten Canoes)
  • Best Actress - Abbie Cornish (Candy), Laura Linney (Jindabyne), and Emily Barclay (Suburban Mayhem)
  • Best Film - Kenny, Suburban Mayhem, and Ten Canoes

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This year, not only will presenters at this year’s eighth annual Inside Film Awards, be enjoying the sun, sand & sea air of the Gold Coast on November 17, but will be flying home loaded down with a fantastic “thank you” gift bag worth $3000, from the Australian film industry’s people’s choice awards.

If you’re a presenter and you fancy a bottle of fine malt whisky, a private cocktail party or need a new pair of glittering thongs, then it's likely your prayers will be answered courtesy of the INSIDE FILM AWARDS gift packs.

The goodie packs are filled with a surfeit of luxurious gifts from companies and sponsors lining up to support the film industry’s favourite celebration.

Presenters will enjoy a a bottle of Ancient Reserve 18 year old Whisky from Glenfiddich, a beautiful Dinosaur Designs tall genie vase, a dining voucher for the award-winning Melbourne restaurant Interlude, a private cocktail party voucher for Water Bar at Blue Sydney on Woolloomooloo wharf, a year’s subscription to InStyle Magazine, “Deadwood” Season double DVD pack from SHOWTIME and from Madman, a 4 DVD pack from the Director’s Suite.

To keep them looking gorgeous and glamorous presenters will receive products that have a cult celebrity following around the globe including; a pair of the legendary ghd ceramic hairstyling irons and thermal protector, a fabulous array of Napolean Perdis makeup, a MOR Icelandic Shimmer skincare and case set, L’Occitane shea butter skincare products, Havaianas ‘his” and ‘hers” metallic logo thongs, a pair of Ted Baker sunglasses, a lingerie set from Julianna Bonet Intimates, a silk scarf from Fenn Wright Manson and a bottle of Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Lovely” perfume from Coty.

For more information, visit

www.ifawards.com.au