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in Filmmaking
on Jul 19, 2007

IFP announced today that the 17th Annual Gotham Awards will be held on Tuesday, November 27th in New York and have moved the location to Steiner Studios. They also announced three of this year’s Gotham Awards Tributes: actor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Love in the Time of Cholera, Before Night Falls), filmmaker Mira Nair (The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay!) and film industry veteran Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment.

IFP will also collaborate with some of New York’s leading cultural organizations for the first time to present retrospectives of the Tribute individuals in the two weeks prior to the Awards. A retrospective of Mira Nair’s work will take place at IFC Center November 14 – 20; a showcase of some of Javier Bardem’s early films will take place at BAM Rose Cinemas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on November 24 – 26. In both instances, Nair and Bardem will be present for public Q&As. Returning for a second year to collaborate with IFP and its publication, Filmmaker magazine, is The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Film Department for the presentation of the five nominees for “The Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” Award. The screenings at MoMA will be held November 16 – 19.

The Gotham Awards will be promoted nationally via a partnership with The New York Times and locally via broadcast on NYC TV.

Nominees for competitive awards will be announced on Monday, October 22.

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