Returning: IF Awards

Performer Eddie Perfect will host the 2009 IF Awards to screen on SBS ONE this month.

eddieMulti-talented performer Eddie Perfect will host the 2009 IF Awards, to screen on SBS ONE on Thursday, 19 November at 10.00pm.

Perfect, known for his musical Shane Warne the Musical and appearances on The Sideshow, will host the event at Sydney’s Luna Park.

Australian film-goers have once again rated the films on score sheets distributed at film festivals and screenings or via the IF Awards website.

Balibo, Cedar Boys and Samson and Delilah are up for Best Film; and others such as Beautiful Kate, Blessed and My Year Without Sex are also up for gongs.

Young newcomers Rowan McNamara and Marissa Gibson find themselves up against luminaries Anthony LaPaglia, Hugo Weaving, Frances O’Conner and Sasha Horler in the Best Actor/Actress categories.

Samson and Delilah gets another nod with Warwick Thornton up against Rachel Ward (Beautiful Kate) and Adam Elliot (Mary and Max) for Best Director.

Winners are determined by the overall average score.

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