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GOTHAM IFP FILM AWARDS 2014


INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER PROJECT (IFP)
GOTHAM IFP FILM AWARDS 2014

DECEMBER 1, 2014 6:30
www.ifp.org

Perhaps the first film awards of the year, celebrating independent, "smaller" films, the GOTHAM IFP FILM AWARDS are a good place to check out the independent film movement, and some great films that may not have gotten enough ad space or theater time to have been easily discovered.

Talking about "discovering," this is a good place to mention IFP's MADE IN NY MEDIA CENTER, a significant resource for indie filmmakers and film lovers, (and other-media entrepreneurs...) which sponsors collaborations, classes, screenings, events, incubation... and other activities. (www.nymediacenter.com)


Some thoughts...

Looking through the list of distributors shows very few companies represented. Sony Pictures Classics, Fox Searchlight Pictures, IFC Films, and A24 seem to lead the list, and they have, mostly, the biggest small pictures with the best known actors. More distributors would be a good thing!

I was disappointed not to see Scott Haze on the list of nominees.  His performance in James Franco's CHILD OF GOD is one of the all-time great film performances. It wasn't widely seen, perhaps since it did not have one of the more prominent distributors (and it was a brutally uncompromising performance in a brutally uncompromising film).


Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo
SPECIAL JURY AWARD: ENSEMBLE

FOXCATCHER
Photo by Eric Roffman

At a NYFF 2014 panel discussion

Here are the nominees:


PICTURE

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director; Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole, producers
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Boyhood
Richard Linklater, director; Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, producers 
(IFC Films)

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson, director; Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson, producers 
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Love Is Strange
Ira Sachs, director; Lucas Joaquin, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, producers
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Under the Skin
Jonathan Glazer, director; Nick Wechsler, James Wilson, producers 
(A24)


DOCUMENTARY

Actress
Robert Greene, director; Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Robert Greene, producers 
(The Cinema Guild)

CITIZENFOUR
Laura Poitras, director; Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky, producers 
(RADiUS, Participant Media, and HBO Documentary Films)

Life Itself 
Steve James, director; Zak Piper, Steve James, Garrett Basch, producers (Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films)

Manakamana
Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, directors; Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, producers 
(The Cinema Guild)

Point and Shoot
Marshall Curry, director; Marshall Curry, Elizabeth Martin, Matthew Van Dyke, producers 
(The Orchard and American Documentary / POV)


ACTOR

Bill Hader
The Skeleton Twins
(Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate)

Ethan Hawke
Boyhood
(IFC Films)

Oscar Isaac
A Most Violent Year
(A24)

Michael Keaton
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Miles Teller
Whiplash
(Sony Pictures Classics)


ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette
Boyhood
(IFC Films)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Beyond the Lights
(Relativity Media)

Julianne Moore
Still Alice
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Scarlett Johansson
Under the Skin
(A24)

Mia Wasikowska
Tracks
(The Weinstein Company)


BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR

Ana Lily Amirpour
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
(Kino Lorber)

James Ward Byrkit
Coherence
(Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Dan Gilroy
Nightcrawler
(Open Road Films)

Eliza Hittman
It Felt Like Love
(Variance Films)

Justin Simien
Dear White People
(Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate)


BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR

Riz Ahmed
Nightcrawler
(Open Road Films)

Macon Blair
Blue Ruin
(RADiUS)

Ellar Coltrane
Boyhood
(IFC Films)

Joey King
Wish I Was Here
(Focus Features)

Jenny Slate
Obvious Child
(A24)

Tessa Thompson
Dear White People
(Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate)


AUDIENCE AWARD

Actress
Robert Greene, director; Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Robert Greene, producers
(The Cinema Guild)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director; Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole, producers
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Boyhood
Richard Linklater, director; Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, producers
(IFC Films)

CITIZENFOUR
Laura Poitras, director; Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky, producers
(RADiUS, Participant Media, and HBO Documentary Films)

Coherence
James Ward Byrkit, director; Lene Bausager, producer
(Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Dear White People
Justin Simien, director; Effie Brown, Ann Le, Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Justin Simien, Lena Waithe, producers
(Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Ana Lily Amirpour, director; Ana Lily Amirpour, Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah, producers
(Kino Lorber)

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson, director; Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson, producers
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

It Felt Like Love
Eliza Hittman, director; Eliza Hittman, Shrihari Sathe, Laura Wagner, producers
(Variance Films)

Life Itself
Steve James, director; Zak Piper, Steve James, Garrett Basch, producers
(Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films)


SPECIAL JURY AWARD – ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE


Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum
Foxcatcher


TRIBUTES

Bennett Miller

Ted Sarandos

Tilda Swinton


SOME STORIES...

FOXCATCHER
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2014/10/foxcatcher-at-nyff-2014.html

TRACKS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2014/09/tracks.html

CITIZENFOUR
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2014/09/nyff-2014-adds-world-premiere-of-laura.html

SCOTT HAZE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2014/07/child-of-god-scott-haze-and-james-franco.html


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