Press release from 6dc

Jameson IF Awards Sydney are excited to announce their first presenter for the awards, Xavier Samuel, known for his role in the Twilight: Eclipse film and who is starring in Stephan Elliott’s new film A Few Best Men. On the 16th November, Xavier will be joined on red carpet by canine star of the box office hit, Red Dog, Koko.

Xavier Samuel plays the role of David in the upcoming film A Few Best Men alongside fellow Australian actress Rebel Wilson. The film, directed by Stephan Elliott, is due in cinemas on January 26th 2012. Xavier, who has been working both in Australia and overseas on several film projects, is also starring in the upcoming political thriller about William Shakespeare, Anonymous.

Red Dog, which is dominating this year in the Jameson IF Awards Sydney nominations, has been a box office hit earning over $20 million. Koko, who plays the role of Red Dog in the film, has received rave reviews including those from fellow cast members and nominated director Kriv Stenders.

IF Awards producer Annie Parnell says, “The Jameson IF Awards Sydney is about celebrating Australian films. We are delighted to have cast attend from the nominated films whether they have two legs or four.”

The Jameson IF Awards Sydney is the only people’s choice awards for Australian films, allowing the public to decide which movies have engaged them in the last twelve months. The awards recognize the vast talent in Australian films not only in front of but also behind the camera. This is the second year that the awards also acknowledge and celebrate the talent in Australian television with the Out of the Box IF Award and the Docklands Studios Melbourne IF Award for Contribution to Television. With nominees such as Todd Lasance, Jessica Tovey, Anna McGahan, Blake Davis, Alison Bell and Annie Maynard up for the Out of the Box IF Award, make sure you cast your vote before the 31st October at

Held at Sydney’s harbourside Luna Park on Wednesday 16th November, the Jameson IF Awards Sydney will be hosted by the star of stage and screen, Eddie Perfect. The awards offer the general public the unique opportunity to attend the awards and mingle with some of the most influential people in Australian film. For an early bird special of $165, guests will enjoy pre-show cocktails, and then fabulous food and drinks after they watch the awards unfold. For over 18-years-old only, purchase your ticket now at

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