See the Complete List of Winners from IFP's 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards
IFP's (Independent Film Project) Gotham Independent Film Awards took place last night, and the entire event was streamed live from their website. We already looked at a few of the nominees, but we've got the entire list of winners and some trailers below. I wasn't able to find trailers or media for all of the films, but the majority have some sort of corresponding media. Click through to see who won the 2012 Gothams.
Here are the award winners and their corresponding trailers (if I could find them). Some of the films are available to watch right now, and others are available to pre-order if they are not instantly watchable. Click on the highlighted titles to watch, pre-order, or read more about them:
Best Feature -- Moonrise Kingdom directed by Wes Anderson
Best Documentary -- How To Survive A Plague directed by David France
Best Ensemble Performance -- Your Sister's Sister directed by Lynn Shelton
Calvin Klein Female Filmmaker Award -- Stacie Passon, director of Concussion
Bingham Ray Award -- Benh Zeitlin, director of Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Breakthrough Director Award -- Benh Zeitlin, director of Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You Award -- An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty, directed by Terence Nance
Audience Award Winner -- Artifact, directed by Jared Leto
Breakthrough Actor -- Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle Of Nowhere
It's interesting how difficult it was finding any sort of media for a few of these films. Now, maybe I'm just not looking in the right places, but in 2012, if your film is winning an award, it's amazing to me that there isn't a trailer or even a clip online somewhere. I can definitely understand if you are planning a release and you haven't done a good trailer yet, but at least having a clip would go a long way (if someone has either for the films I'm missing, I'll gladly add it above).
This brings up a totally unrelated point that has now come to mind. While we talk about distribution changing for independent filmmakers, it's clear that many are still thinking in old-world models about how to get a film out (that does not necessarily apply to any films above). There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but it's just interesting that if you're planning to release your film at some point at the lower budget level, you haven't already started a social media barrage to get your movie in front of as many eyeballs as possible.
With that said, which of these films did you guys see? What did you think of them? Are any of them now on your radar if they weren't previously? Let us know in the comments.