The Herald Sun reports
The Australian film industry was dealt a blow yesterday when the Inside Film Awards were postponed due to lack of funding.
The IF Awards, which offer fans the opportunity to support the industry by viewing and rating Aussie films, documentaries, short animation and music videos, have run for 13 years.
Last year, Australian box office hit Red Dog dominated when it picked up seven gongs, including best feature film.
IF Awards group general manager Mark Kuban said there was still a market for the people's choice and now there was time to revamp the awards.
Margaret Pomeranz, IF Living Legend, said it was always the best party in town.
"The IF Awards disappearing off our film scene this year ... it's a tragedy," Pomeranz said.
"I hope this is a momentary glitch and that they will be back with all that energy and enthusiasm for our film culture."
The awards have been attended by leading lights such as Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, Hugo Weaving and Baz Luhrmann, and have supported young filmmakers through their rising talent and independent spirit categories.