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Nick Kroll to Host 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP

by Website Update on October 30, 2013


New York, NY (October 30, 2013) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier advocacy organization for independent filmmakers, announced today that actor/writer/comedian Nick Kroll will serve as the host of the Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP on Monday, December 2nd at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City.

“We are so thrilled that Nick Kroll will be hosting the Gotham Awards this year,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.   “Coming off an exciting year with a new Comedy Central series, and winning the Just for Laugh’s Breakout Comedy Star of the Year award, his humor and talent are sure to make the Gotham’s one of the most entertaining awards shows of the season.”

Kroll can currently be seen in his Comedy Central series, “Kroll Show,” which he created and starred in. He can also be seen on FXX’s “The League” where he stars as Ruxin. He recently performed at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco. And has appeared in LITTLE FOCKERS, opposite Ben Stiller, DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, opposite Paul Rudd, and DATE NIGHT, opposite Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. Other feature credits include GET HIM TO THE GREEK, I LOVE YOU MAN, and A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY.

“I cannot wait to host the Gotham Awards as I’ve always wanted to meet Batman in person,” says Kroll. “This is just one example of the soon-to-be classic jokes I will bring to this celebrated event. Seriously, it’s an honor to be asked by IFP.”

As the first major awards ceremony of the film season, the Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP provide critical early recognition and media attention to worthy independent films. The awards are also unique for their ability to assist in catapulting award recipients prominently into national awards season attention, including recent winners and ultimate Oscar® contenders.

The Premier Sponsors of the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP are Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and The New York Times, Platinum Sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein, Official Water FIJI Water, Official Spirit Russian Standard Vodka, Official Wine Partner Mionetto Prosecco, Official Hotel Andaz Wall Street. Additionally, the awards will be promoted nationally in an eight-page special advertising section in The New York Times on November 22nd, 2013.

About IFP

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the premier advocacy organization for independent filmmakers, championing the future of storytelling in the digital age by fostering a vibrant and sustainable independent filmmaking community. IFP has supported over 7,000 films and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers over its 34-year history, developing 350 new feature and documentary films each year. IFP represents a growing network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world.

IFP guides filmmakers in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking through its year-round programming and with the introduction of the state-of-the-art Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a new incubator space developed with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries, and platforms create, collaborate, and connect.

In addition to its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP’s annual programs include Independent Film WeekTM, EnvisionTM, The Gotham Independent Film AwardsTM, and the Independent Filmmaker LabsTM.

Founded in 1979, IFP is the largest and oldest not-for-profit dedicated to independent film.  More info at

About the Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP

The Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP, 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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