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IFP’s 27th Annual Gotham Awards Ceremony to Take Place on Monday, November 27th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City

by Erik Luers on July 27, 2017


Deadline for Submissions is September 14th, 2017 

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member organization of independent filmmakers and storytellers, today announced that the 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards will take place this year at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Monday, November 27th.    

The first awards show of the season, the Gotham Awards, established in 1991, is one of the leading honors for independent film and media, celebrating authentic voices behind and in front of the camera. Each year IFP chooses a jury of innovators and icons in documentary and feature film directing, producing, cinematography, and acting to bestow the Gotham’s competitive awards. The Gothams provide critical early recognition to worthy independent films and their writers, directors, producers, and actors. The top Gotham category winners in 2016 included Moonlight (Best Feature), O.J.: Made in America (Best Documentary), Casey Affleck (Best Actor, Manchester by the Sea), Isabelle Huppert (Best Actress, Elle), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Breakthrough Series – Long Form), and Her (Breakthrough Series – Short Form). 

Submissions open August 1 in eight of the competitive categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Breakthrough Actor, Breakthrough Series Long Form and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Online applications, along with full criteria, are available at 

The deadline for submissions is September 14th 2017.  

Nominees will be announced on October 19th and winners will be honored at a star-studded ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on November 27th.   


About IFP 

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. The organization fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include Independent Film Week, Filmmaker Magazine, the Gotham Independent Film Awards and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, an incubator space developed with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. IFP represents a growing network of 10,000 storytellers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 new feature and documentary works each year. During its 38-year history, IFP has supported over 8,000 projects and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, including Debra Granik, Miranda July, Michael Moore, Dee Rees, and Benh Zeitlin. More info at 


About the Gotham Independent Film Awards  

The Gotham Independent Film Awards, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.  


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