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1st March: Opening Date
1st April: Earlybird Deadline
1st June: Regular Deadline
1st July: Extended Deadline
17th September: Awards Night

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The 2019 International Motor Film Awards took place as a gathering of the best directorial and production talent, from high end films and commercials to student and independent productions. A collection of leading authorities and profiles in the car and film industry were present together with attendees from every corner of the globe.
Taking place on September 26th in London, the awards were again held at the beautiful Victorian venue The Grand, where guests were welcomed by a display of the Marussia MVR02 Formula 1 car, prepared as part of the TDF1 program. In addition to that, the display featured a suspended drone from Fleye carrying a RED camera with Cooke lens.
Guests enjoyed a complimentary buffet and popcorn with live jazz prior to the awards commencing. After a two hour meet-and-greet that gave everyone a chance to network and relax before the big show, the evening ensued with a screening of the films on the huge high definition screen with spectacular sound. VIP cabaret tables benefitted from complimentary bottles and additional snacks. 60 nominated films had segments screened during the evening, ranging from dramas, documentaries, event films, journalism films, student films and commercials, with 52 of the films represented by the filmmakers on the night.
We are honoured by the continued support from our sponsors, whose support helps make the awards possible. Special thanks to RED Digital Cinema and Cooke Optics who joined the night in full force, with Jarred Land, CEO of RED on the jury, and Robert Howard, CEO of Cooke there to present a trophy.
 
Winners took home a silver or golden conrod; bespoke trophies 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 award winner received the coveted golden conrod; a trophy featuring a gold conrod, wheel and galvanised laurel, as well as a brushed gold scroll and plaque to stand out from the rest.
A silent auction took place on the night, with a huge range of incredible items ranging from signed Formula 1 memorabilia and Andy Warhol artwork to hospitality packages and jet fighter experiences. All proceeds go to Mission Motorsport, the forces' motorsport charity. Mission Motorsport's goal is to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through motorsport and the automotive Industry. We don't know the amount raised yet but we did see quite a few guests heading home with new purchases at the end of the night!
Every year our sponsorboard is a huge hit and a great opportunity for guests to capture memories of the night. You can find the pictures in the gallery or on our Facebook page.

2019 RESULTS - AT A GLANCE

BEST JOURNALISM FILM
Bugatti Chiron: The Ultimate Road Review
Attacking the Arctic Circle Raceway in Ford's Supercar
Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder: Requiem For A V10

The Grand Tour - Detroit Muscle Power
McLaren Senna: A Tribute To Ayrton's Greatest Lap
BEST EVENT FILM
GATEBIL
Happy Birthday Porsche

THE LAUDA LEGACY
H2Oi Official After Movie 2018
Fascination Nürburgring - 24 Hours of Passion
BEST COMMERCIAL FILM
Move Ahead | Toyota
White Side | Alfa Romeo
I've Gotta Be Me | ŠKODA
My Father's Dream | Mercedes-Benz

Shaped by Performance | Porsche
Legend of the Nitemare | Roush Performance
Brothers | Yutime
The Wave | Land Rover

Not For You | Audi
Designed for Everyday Heroes | Chrysler / Marvel
BEST DRAMA FEATURE
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
The Shanghai Job
Baby Driver
Taxi 5
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
BEST DRAMA SHORT
Doom Marchers
The Racer
ILL FATE or A Winter Nightmare Of Two Young Men
The Thermal Club
Twin Sparks
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
THE LAST RACE
The Unforgettable Augustus Post
HARD ENOUGH - A Speedway Family
F1: Daring to Dream
HANDCRAFTED
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Art of Endurance
PROTOTIPO
Allie
THE IMPOSSIBLE RIDE
Enaam Ahmed, The First Corner
BEST STUDENT FILM
DELTA
Fastest Stang in the South

Caffeine & Machine: The Documentary

Live Fast
More Than 24

Coventry MotoFest 2019 Official Film
Silvia Night
FULL COMMITMENT
American Speedfest
Power to the R Degree
BEST CREATIVE FILM
Honda e Prototype Launch Film
Journey To The Nordkapp
Drifting Beast
The Honda C70 Passport, It's the Power of Nice
Life is a Beautiful Journey
ULTIMATE SUPRA TOUGE
#HelloEVOQUE
Triumph Speed Twin
McLaren Senna - North Wales
The Leaper
OFFICIAL NOMINATION FILMS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR THE TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE LAUDA LEGACY
Not For You | Audi

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Shaped by Performance | Porsche
Baby Driver
THE LAST RACE
Move Ahead | Toyota
Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Brothers | Yutime
The Shanghai Job
BEST SOUND
The Racer
I've Gotta Be Me | ŠKODA
Brothers | Yutime
Baby Driver

Shaped by Performance | Porsche
Not For You | Audi
THE LAUDA LEGACY
White Side | Alfa Romeo
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Journey To The Nordkapp
BEST STUNTS
Baby Driver
The Grand Tour - Detroit Muscle Power
Taxi 5
Drifting Beast
The Shanghai Job
ULTIMATE SUPRA TOUGE

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
White Side | Alfa Romeo
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Move Ahead | Toyota
BEST EDITING
HANDCRAFTED
Shaped by Performance | Porsche

The Unforgettable Augustus Post
Journey To The Nordkapp
The Grand Tour - Detroit Muscle Power
Honda e Prototype Launch Film
Allie
Fascination Nürburgring - 24 Hours of Passion
GATEBIL
Happy Birthday Porsche
GRAND PRIX AWARD
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Best Drama Feature, sponsored by Mission Motorsport. A big category this year, with the likes of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Taxi 5, The Shanghai Job, Baby Driver and Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado involved. Presented by James Griffin from Mission Motorsport, the award went to Baby Driver. Director Edgar Wright received the award via video as he was unable to attend.
BABY DRIVER
 
Director: Edgar Wright
TriStar Pictures
Media Rights Capital
Working Title Films
Sony Pictures Releasing
Best Drama Short, sponsored by Aputure. Presented by Vicki Butler-Henderson - one of the founding presenters of Fifth Gear and the most recent female host of Top Gear. Vicki is a regular contributor for Autotrader and her new show The Car Years launched on ITV4 earlier this year.
The prize went to The Racer, from director Brad Day, who joined us from the Gold Coast of Australia.
THE RACER
Director: Brad Day
Best Documentary Feature, sponsored by the National Motor Museum. Presented by Jacques Steyn from the jury. About the winning film THE LAST RACE, Jacques said "This film captures the enthusiasm and devotion of the people in the crazy extra-ordinary world of US stock car racing in a simple, effective and very honest way - outstanding."
THE LAST RACE
Magnolia Pictures
Journeyman Pictures
Director: Michael Dweck
Producers: Michael Dweck
& Gregory Kershaw
Best Documentary Short, sponsored by TDF (cheers for the F1 car!). Presented by Jessica Hawkins, a British racing driver and the official Development Driver for TDF. Jess is also a successful stunt driver that has worked on various projects including Hollywood movies and for the Fast and Furious Live Arena tour. With such a tough category, the jury decided to award two films. Directors Frank and Michele joined from Hong Kong and Amsterdam respectively for PROTOTIPO, and Connor Boals from Great Big Story collected the trophy for THE IMPOSSIBLE RIDE.
PROTOTIPO
Ferrari
Blackbird Automotive
Frank Liew
Michele Orlando
THE IMPOSSIBLE RIDE
Great Big Story
Director: Eben Hall
Producer: Adam Wolffbrandt
Editor: Justin Beach
Senior Producer: Drew Beebe
Supervising Producer: ​Sadie Bass
Exec Producer: ​Courtney Coupe
Best Journalism Film, sponsored by Castle Combe. Presented by Bruce Law from the jury. The prize went to The Grand Tour - Detroit Muscle Power. Series Director Phil Churchward and editor Dan James took to the stage to collect the trophy.
THE GRAND TOUR
- DETROIT MUSCLE POWER
Jeremy Clarkson
James May
Richard Hammond
Series Director: Phil Churchward
Best Event Film, sponsored by Gumball 3000. Presented by Al Clark. The prize went to THE LAUDA LEGACY, with cinematographer Nils Vogt from STEREOSCREEN representing the film on stage. Congratulations on the win at Cannes, on the same night!
THE LAUDA LEGACY
STEREOSCREEN
Director / Writer: Tim Hahne
Producer: Nick Hahne
Best Commercial Film, sponsored by Musicbed. Undoubtedly the hottest category of the night, with all ten films represented on the night by the production companies, agencies, directors and crew. Presented by Vince Knight. The jury decided to award two films, Shaped by Performance | Porsche, and Not For You | Audi. Both films receive free license subscriptions from Musicbed.
SHAPED BY PERFORMANCE
- PORSCHE
Grabarz & Partner
Hochkant Film
Director: Alessandro Pacciani
NOT FOR YOU
- AUDI
Imperial Woodpecker
Rogue Films
Venables Bell & Partners
Director: Mark Jenkinson
Best Student Film, sponsored by RED Digital Cinema. Presented by Ben Gunkel from RED, with a prize of a 1:1 RED DSMC2 training course at either RED Studios in Hollywood or RED Europe in Pinewood. Incredible work from all the students and young filmmakers this year, with two films taking home trophies!
LIVE FAST
ALTO Visuals
Directors: Andres O'Beirne
& Loucas Tsilas
MORE THAN 24
Joshua Ward
Best Creative Film, sponsored by Sirius Picture. Presented by Samir Srivastava on behalf of Sirius Pictures, the prize went to Journey To The Nordkapp from Mazda and Kingdom Creative.
JOURNEY TO THE NORDKAPP
Mazda
Kingdom Creative

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Best Cinematography, sponsored by Cooke Optics. Presented by Robert Howard, CEO of Cooke. The jury decided to award two films. Mission: Impossible cinematographer Rob Hardy BSC took home a trophy, and so did Nikolas Meyberg and team for Brothers | Yutime.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
– FALLOUT
Cinematographer: Rob Hardy
BROTHERS
- YUTIME
Cinematographer: Jann Doeppert
Best Stunts, sponsored by MSS. Presented by Andy Harriss. The prize went to Mission: Impossible - Fallout, with stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood accepting the trophy via video.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT
Stunt Coordinators: Wade Eastwood / Scott Armstrong
Best Sound, sponsored by Unikar. Presented by Tian Jin from Unikar. The prize went to Shaped by Performance | Porsche.
SHAPED BY PERFORMANCE
- PORSCHE
Sound Designers: Source Sound Inc. / Csaba Wagner / Charles Deenen / Braden Parkes / Music: Guy Hatfield
Best Editing, sponsored by Filmsupply. Presented by Tiff Needell from the jury. The prize went to The Unforgettable Augustus Post. They will receive a £500 credit from Filmsupply!
THE UNFORGETTABLE
AUGUSTUS POST
Editor: Kevin Jones
Animation: WeWereMonkeys / Sneaky Little Sister
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Skydance Media
Alibaba Pictures
Bad Robot Productions
TC Productions
Paramount Pictures
The Grand Prix Award, sponsored by RED Digital Cinema. Presented by Ben Gunkel from RED. All nominated films are eligible for The Grand Prix, with the winner taking home the golden conrod trophy. Mission: Impossible - Fallout took the prize, with cinematographer Rob Hardy BSC joining the stage on behalf of the film.
With a full house of over 300 guests - nominees, sponsors, jury members, race drivers, journalists, cast, crew and film lovers alike, we were in good company, and the positive vibe was clear from start to finish. With 60 outstanding nominated films this year, and almost every one represented on the night, we're honoured to provide a platform for this exciting and visceral industry we are all a part of.  
 
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and a big congratulations to the teams behind
Mission: Impossible - Fallout, who have taken home Best Cinematography, Best Stunts and the Grand Prix Award.
I'd like to thank our title sponsor RED Digital Cinema, as well as our category sponsors who have all been a fundamental part in making this happen, the jury who have spent countless hours scrutinising the films, my event team who worked around the clock to put on a great show, and of course everyone who took part this year; the new and old faces who make this event truly unique every year. 
Vince Knight, Managing Director