Out of the Box IF Award voting opens

12 October, 2011 by IF

Press release from IF Awards

On the back of the announcement for the film categories for the Jameson IF Awards Sydney, ratings are now open for you to rate your favourite of the six nominees for the Out of the Box IF Award. With less than three weeks to rate, visit www.ifawards.com before 30th October and support your favourite small screen actor or actress with the winner announced at the Awards on the 16th November.


Australian TV has created some of our best-known screen exports including actors such as Hugo Weaving, Russell Crowe and Isabel Lucas who have all ‘jumped out of the box’ to become major film stars. The winner of last year’s inaugural Out of the Box IF Award, 'Packed to the Rafters'' Ryan Corr, has just recently won the Australians in Film Heath Ledger scholarship. Receiving a one-year full-time scholarship at LA’s Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre, the 22-year-old actor is well on his way to making his mark in film with a role in the Australian film, 'Not Suitable For Children', alongside Ryan Kwanten – a great IF prediction!

Nominees for the IF Out of the Box Award are:

Alison Bell – leads ABC’s new hit show 'Laid' in the role of Roo McVie

Blake Davis – is a regular on the Australian dramas 'Tangle' and 'Spirited' and plays the role of Richie in ABC’s 'The Slap'.

Todd Lasance – had his first main role in Channel Sevens’ 'Home and Away' and in 2011 went on to play regular roles in 'Rescue: Special Ops', 'Cloudstreet' and ABC’s 'Crownies'.

Annie Maynard – is a regular in the TV drama 'Spirited' and played the role of Annie Woodham in the TV mini-series 'Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo'.

Anna McGahan – has made headlines this year for her role as Nellie Cameron in 'Underbelly: Razor' and also played the role of Penelope in TV series 'Spirited'.

Jessica Tovey – was a regular on the TV show 'Home and Away' for three years and recently played the role of Leslie Carpenter in 'Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo'.

The winner of the Out of the Box IF Award will be announced at this year’s Awards to be held at the iconic Sydney Luna Park on Wednesday 16th November and hosted by the multi-talented Eddie Perfect. The Jameson IF Awards Sydney gives the Australian public the unique opportunity to not only have their say and rate their favourite film, actors and actresses but it allows fans and filmgoers alike to be part of the action by attending the event. After the ceremony guests are invited to celebrate with the winners by attending the After Party at Crystal Palace. The only People’s Choice Awards for Australian film and creative talent, tickets to the 2011 awards are available online at www.ifawards.com.