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    Nov 4th, 2010

    IFP Announces Two New Award Categories For Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards
    by Erik Luers on September 17, 2015 

    New York, NY (September 17, 2015)
    – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member
    organization of independent storytellers, announced today that two new
    awards will be given for the first time at the upcoming 25th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards. Two Breakthrough Series awards will single out outstanding achievement in serialized content in television and new digital media.

    In recognition that the spirit and vision of the best of ‘independent
    film’ is also realized in content created for a variety of platforms in
    a variety of lengths and formats, the IFP Gotham Independent Film
    Awards will acknowledge television and new digital media programming
    with awards given for series content.

    The awards will honor exceptionally realized new series that expand
    the possibilities of creative, independent storytelling in serialized
    content. The series should be realized with an economy of means, and
    characterized by innovation, risk taking, creative freedom and vision,
    and the introduction of new voices and non-traditional subject matter
    that enrich the landscape or push the boundaries of ‘television.’

    “IFP programs have long supported independent and innovative
    storytellers, and we continue to do that across a growing diversity of
    content strands and platforms,” says Joana Vicente, Executive Director
    of IFP and the Made in New York Media Center by IFP. “On the 25th
    Anniversary of the Gotham Awards we thought it was time to acknowledge
    significant accomplishment in the field of serialized content – and to
    do so in the manner that the Gothams honor other “breakthrough” talent.”

    Breakthrough Series awards will be given in two formats: Long Form
    (for continuing or limited series with episodes running 30 minutes and
    longer) and Short Form (for continuing or limited series with the
    majority of episodes under 20 minutes). Focusing on “debut” series, only
    series that premiered within the last year (September 1, 2014 – August
    31, 2015) will be eligible. Full criteria for the Breakthrough Series
    awards are available at http://gotham.ifp.org. Nominations for the
    awards will be announced along with nominations for all competitive
    category awards on October 22nd, 2015.

    Nominations will be made by committee recommendation and not through
    open submission review. Committees will be comprised of critics,
    journalists, curators, programmers and others not directly engaged in
    the production and distribution of TV and new media content.

    The IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards’ 10 competitive awards will be presented on Monday, November 30th
    at Cipriani Wall Street, along with previously announced Tributes to
    filmmaker Todd Haynes, actors Robert Redford and Helen Mirren, and
    producer Steve Golin. Haynes’ Carol,
    distributed by The Weinstein Company, will open theatrically in
    November, while Robert Redford can currently be seen in Broad Green
    Pictures’ A Walk In the Woods and in the upcoming Truth, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. Mirren will next be seen on screen in Bleecker Street’s Trumbo, and in 2016 in Bleecker Street’s Eye in the Sky. Golin’s upcoming films include Spotlight (Open Road Films), The Revenant (Twentieth Century Fox), Triple 9 (Open Road Films), and The Meddler (Sony
    Pictures Classics). Golin also executive produces several TV shows
    including “True Detective” on HBO and “Mr. Robot” on USA Network,
    recently renewed for a second season.

    For the fifth year, IFP will present the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ grant,
    a $25,000 cash award for an alumnus of IFP’s Independent Filmmaker
    Labs. This grant aims to further the careers of emerging female
    directors by supporting the completion, distribution and audience
    engagement strategies of their first feature film. The 2014 winner of
    this grant was director, writer, and producer Chloé Zhao, whose film Songs My Brothers Taught Me premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In addition, euphoria Calvin Klein will present the annual Best Actress award.

    The Premier Sponsors of the 25th Anniversary IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards are Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and The New York Times,
    and Platinum Sponsors are euphoria Calvin Klein and Greater Fort
    Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film, Music & Entertainment.
    Additionally, the awards will be promoted nationally in an eight-page
    special advertising section in The New York Times in November 2015.

    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, a new 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 36-year history,
    IFP has supported over 8,000 projects and offered resources to more
    than 20,000 filmmakers, including Charles Burnett, Edward Burns, Barbara
    Kopple, Mira Nair, Jim Jarmusch, Kevin Smith, Michael Moore, Debra
    Granik, Miranda July, Dee Rees, and Benh Zeitlin. More info at http://www.ifp.org.

    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.

    For information on attending: http://gotham.ifp.org

    Nov 15th, 2011

    I didn’t know IFP awarded TV shows!OMFG

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    Jan 30th, 2015

    These are the nominees: 

    Breakthrough Series – Long Form

    “Jane the Virgin,” Jennie Snyder Urman, Creator (The CW)
    “Mr. Robot,” Sam Esmail, Creator (USA Network)
    “Transparent,” Jill Soloway, Creator (Amazon)
    “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Creators (Netflix)
    “UnREAL,” Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Creators (Lifetime) 


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    Nov 4th, 2010

    Mr. Robot leads are both attending tonight. Sounds like they won.

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    Jan 30th, 2015
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