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    1st March: Opening Date
    1st April: Earlybird Deadline
    1st June: Regular Deadline
    1st: July: Extended Deadline
    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 FILM - FEATURE
    Sicario: Day of the Soldado
    The Shanghai Job
    Baby Driver
    Taxi 5
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout
    BEST DRAMA FILM - SHORT
    Doom Marchers
    The Racer
    ILL FATE or A Winter Nightmare Of Two Young Men
    The Thermal Club
    Twin Sparks
    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM - FEATURE
    THE LAST RACE
    The Unforgettable Augustus Post
    HARD ENOUGH - A Speedway Family
    F1: Daring to Dream
    HANDCRAFTED
    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM - 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