Independent Filmmaker Project®, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, today announced that the 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™ will take place this year again at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, on Monday, November 26th.
The first award show of the season, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ honor independently distributed American feature films made with an economy of means. Established in 1991, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in the year's best independent films.
The Gothams provide critical early recognition to worthy independent films. Past winners include BEGINNERS (2011), THE TREE OF LIFE (2011), WINTER'S BONE (2010), THE HURT LOCKER (2009), FROZEN RIVER (2008), INTO THE WILD (2007) and HALF NELSON (2006), all of which went on to numerous awards and Oscar™ nominations for – Christopher Plummer, Terrence Malick, Debra Granik, Kathryn Bigelow, Melissa Leo, Sean Penn, and Ryan Gosling, respectively.
Each year IFP chooses a jury of 25 innovators and icons in documentary and feature directing, producing, cinematography, and acting to bestow six competitive awards, Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Ensemble Performance, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor and Best Film Not Playing At a Theatre Near You® on some of the best emerging and iconic filmmakers and actors working today. All nominees for these honors are determined by a selection committee of critics and programmers. Additionally the IFP™ Audience Award, now given for the third consecutive year, allows film enthusiasts around the globe to vote online for the winner.