Gotham Awards announce new category

November 10, 2010

The Gotham Awards, an independent film awards ceremony, just announced its newest category, Festival Genius Audience Award.

According to Joana Vicente, executive director of the IFP( independent feature project), the purpose of the new award is to “to promote films on the festival circuit through audience participation.” The award will give audience members a chance to vote for their favorite films on the Gotham Awards website.

Users can read about the five nominated films and cast their vote for their top pick of the bunch. The five films were selected by voters from 26 eligible films, and there were more than 12,000 votes cast on the Gotham’s website.

To read more about the new award, check out indiewire.com.

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