© 2019 International Motor Film Awards

    (Previously known as London Motor Film Festival)

    Sponsorship / Contact us

     
    Be a part of the awards
    Just get in touch: info@motorfilmawards.com

    2020 Dates / Information

    1st March: Opening Date
    1st April: Earlybird Deadline
    1st June: Regular Deadline
    1st: July: Extended Deadline
    September: Awards Night
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
    The annual black-tie awards took place with film-makers, directors, celebrities, influencers, drivers, students, and agency members attending from every corner of the earth, including New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Europe and the United States. Held on Saturday the 23rd of September at The Grand in Clapham, London, the evening consisted of a 2 hour meet and greet opportunity for people to network and discuss projects, ideas or simply catch up and enjoy the evening.
    It then followed with a screening and awards presentation of the films, where films were played in their entirety or in excerpt or trailer format, while complimentary bottles and popcorn were brought to the cabaret tables by waitresses. 44 films were screened during the evening, ranging from Dramas, Documentaries, Events, Journalism, Student films, Creative films and Commercials, with 38 of the films represented by the film-makers.
    Further awards for Cinematography, Editing and Sound also had their own categories.
    Title sponsor RED Digital Cinema provided a spectacle with their new 8K Epic-W camera, which was on display for hands on use by anyone who wanted to understand more about the impressive features with RED staff who were on hand. The camera itself was rigged to a beautiful Ducati Monster, kindly provided by radio presenter John Marcar.
    Winners this year took home newly designed custom made Silver or Golden conrod trophies, bespoke items featuring a variety of materials and manufacturing techniques. Milled aluminium, heated stainless steel, laser cut perspex, machined wood and galvanised steel come together to form the trophies that stand over 30cm tall. Not many people get to appreciate in person the quality and care put into the detail of these.

    The Grand Prix trophy features a gold conrod, gold wheel and gold galvanised laurel to stand out from the rest.
    With a £12,000 prize value this year, winners have never had it quite so good - with free hire of RED's 8K camera, free REDucation for students, amazing offers of music and film stock from Musicbed and Filmsupply, a stunning array of lighting from Aputure, discounted project H&S from MSS, a free day’s use of Castle Combe race circuit, VIP car hire from Preferred Chauffeurs, a Gumball 3000 care package plus support from Allied Media and DJI meant that winners came away with valuable and relevant prizes. There was also a huge range of RED goodies for the taking, with everyone able to grab a packed swag-sack of clothing, workstation mats, kit bags and more.
    Looking for the sponsorboard photos? Check the Gallery page, or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/motorfilmawards/
    Managing Directors Vince Knight and Al Clark wish to thank everyone who took part again this year,
    the new faces and the old faces who make this truly unique and special event possible.
    BEST DRAMA FILM
    The Last Viper - Pennzoil / Lemonade Films - WINNER
    Fire and Ice - Jonny Mass / Abandon Visuals
    Chroma - Teddy Powell
    Turbo - Hey You! Films
    Drift Camp - Robyworks
    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
    Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - Gabriel Clarke / John McKenna - WINNER
    Inspired to Drive – The Nicolas Hamilton Story - Project Cars
    CSX 2000: The Shot Heard Round The World - Andrew Schneider / Porch House Pictures
    Target 550 - Matthew Sanders
    The One Million Mile Story - Markus Zwilling
    Erik Comas | Lancia Stratos - Jeremy Heslup
    10/10ths - Marco Solorio
    From Top To Bottoms - Andri Freyr Viðarsson
    BEST JOURNALISM FILM
    The Ultimate Driving School - James Gough / Henry Catchpole / Drivetribe - WINNER
    Middle East Road Trip - David Hale / Tom Ford / Top Gear Magazine
    Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge: A Bright Young Thing For The 21st Century - Charlie Rose / Alex Goy / Carfection
    The Dakar: Return to Africa - Kingdom Creative / Henry Catchpole / Drivetribe
    Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé Edition 1: Smoking Rubber, Killing Tires - Charlie Rose / Alex Goy / Carfection
    BEST COMMERCIAL FILM
    Acura NSX - Beginnings - Acura / Alessandro Pacciani - WINNER
    Spin - Audi / Carnage
    DRIVE FOREVER - Honda / Stamp Productions
    The Unicorn - eBay / Rubber Republic
    The Last Viper - Pennzoil / Lemonade Films
    Aston Martin's £65m housewarming party - Aston Martin / Foxtrot Papa
    Honda NSX "Original Must Be Done" - Honda / Carnage
    PURE LOVE (TRIBUTE TO SUPERBIKES) - Akrapovic / Sixtyseven Pictures
    BEST EVENT FILM
    'Unbreakable' Andy Priaulx - Kingdom Creative - WINNER
    The Art of Porsche - Luftgekühlt 4 - Donut Media
    H2Oi 2016 Official After Movie - Krispy Media
    THE ALPINE CLASSIC 2017 - UP RH Production
    PARTNERS - Tim Hahne / STEREOSCREEN
    BEST STUDENT FILM
    Night Drive - Patrick Hanser - WINNER
    LA Secret Spots: Newcomb's Ranch - Kseniia Iakubova
    Ace Cafe Hotrod Night - Vincent Miele
    The Arkonik Difference - Matthew Edge
    The Rouge E30 - Declan Tregale
    BEST CREATIVE FILM
    McLaren "Raise Your Limits" - McLaren / Carnage - WINNER
    How to Decorate a Donut - Donut Media
    Honda's Electric Vision - Honda / INK
    Jaguar F-TYPE SVR | The Art of Sound - Jaguar / Spark44
    British Grand Prix Opener - Jim Wiseman / Whisper Films
    Triumph Adventure - Triumph / Paul Barshon
    Jeep Zombie Renegade - Kingdom Creative
    Cheat Code - Andrew Schneider / Porch House Pictures
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    The Last Viper - Pennzoil / Lemonade Films
    BEST SOUND
    PURE LOVE (TRIBUTE TO SUPERBIKES) - Akrapovic / Sixtyseven Pictures
    BEST EDITING
    Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - Gabriel Clarke / John McKenna
    RED DIGITAL CINEMA GRAND PRIX AWARD
    Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - Gabriel Clarke / John McKenna
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    Free access to Preferred Chauffeur's fleet of cars for use in your next film. Subject to terms and conditions.
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    Full access to Castle Combe race circuit for one day's filming. Subject to circuit limitations and noise restrictions.
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    One years retained client contract, health & safety telephone support and 5% off cover rates. Subject to terms and conditions.
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    Gumball 3000 product care package and a hug from Maximillion Cooper* (*hug unconfirmed).
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    An exclusive 1:1 DSMC2 Camera Demonstration Day with RED Digital Cinema at Pinewood Studios or Hollywood.
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    OFFICIAL SELECTION FILMS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS
    SPONSORED BY
    SPONSORED BY
    SPONSORED BY
    Silver Conrod trophy
    £500 credit for Filmsupply.com
    Silver Conrod trophy
    £500 credit for Musicbed.com
    Silver Conrod trophy
    £2000 value Aputure lighting
    equipment care package
    SPONSORED BY
    The Grand Prix Award is the most prestigious award. All films part of the official nominations qualify for consideration for this award. The winner will receive the coveted Golden Conrod trophy and the following prize sponsored by RED Digital Cinema.
    3-day hire of the new 8K RED WEAPON system.
    The Grand is a Grade II listed Victorian building originally built as a 3,000 audience capacity music hall in 1900. In 1901 they began screening films and in 1927 converted to a full time cinema- continuing on through two World Wars! There is no doubt that this venue will have screened some of the original films that established the film industry of today. Now in 2017, it's used for live music, club nights and movie screenings; featuring the UK's largest sports screen. That balance between Victorian architecture and updated technology make it our choice of venue for the screening, awards and afterparty.

    THE TROPHIES

    The trophies are bespoke items handcrafted using a variety of materials and manufacturing techniques.
    Polished aluminium, heated stainless steel, laser cut perspex, carved wood and galvanised steel come together to form trophies that stand over 30cm tall. ​
     
    The Grand Prix trophy features a gold conrod, wheel and galvanised laurel, as well as a brushed gold scroll and plaque to stand out from the rest.