The 2021 Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced on October 21, celebrating this year's leaders in independent film and television. Selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, the Gotham Awards 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 The Gotham Film & Media Institute does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.
The awards will be announced live on Monday, November 29th and streamed on Facebook. See the full list of nominees here. Congratulations to the Tisch nominees below! This year, 10 alumni are nominated for 8 projects across 8 categories.
Steve Tisch, Dean’s Council, producer
Best Documentary Feature
Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, faculty (Clive Davis Institute), director
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Emma Seligman ’17 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)
Sean Baker ’98 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)
Chris Bergoch ’94 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)
Outstanding Lead Performance
The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain
Frankie Faison ’74 (MFA, Graduate Acting)
Rachel Sennott ’18 (BFA, Drama)
Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes)
Steve McQueen (Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), creator/executive producer
Breakthrough Series – Short Format (under 40 minutes)
Seith Mann ’02 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), executive producer
Jen Statsky ’08 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), creator/executive producer
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