|Awarded for||Independent film|
|Location||New York City|
|Presented by||Independent Filmmaker Project|
The Gotham Independent Film Awards are American film awards, presented annually to the makers of independent films at a ceremony in New York City, the city first nicknamed "Gotham" by native son Washington Irving, in an issue of Salmagundi, published on November 11, 1807. Part of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), "the largest membership organization in the United States dedicated to independent film" (founded in 1979), the awards were inaugurated in 1991 as a means of showcasing and honoring films made primarily in the northeastern region of the United States.
In 2004, the scope of the awards broadened to include the international film scene, when the number of awards presented increased from six awards – given to films and those involved in making them primarily from the northeastern U.S. film community – to nine awards, including in its broader scope films originating in Los Angeles, California, and international locations as well.
Having outgrown its previous locations in the city's Manhattan borough, for the first time in its history, the 17th Annual Gotham Awards gala occurred outside of that borough, in the city's Brooklyn borough at Steiner Studios, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on November 27, 2007, and it was "promoted nationally via a partnership with The New York Times and locally via broadcast on nyctv".
The 15th Annual Gotham Awards were awarded on November 30, 2005.
The 16th Annual Gotham Awards were awarded on November 29, 2006.
The 17th Annual Gotham Awards were awarded on November 27, 2007.
The 18th Annual Gotham Awards were awarded on December 2, 2008.
The 22nd Annual Gotham Awards were presented on November 26, 2012.
The 23rd Annual Gotham Awards were presented on December 2, 2013.
The 24th Annual Gotham Awards were presented on December 1, 2014.
The 25th Annual Gotham Awards were presented on November 30, 2015.
The 26th Annual Gotham Awards were presented on November 28, 2016.
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The ceremony, which was previously held at Chelsea Piers, Hammerstein Ballroom and Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, grew too big for those venues. This year, the event expects to draw more than a thousand film industry notables to the Navy Yard.
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- "The Gotham Independent Film Awards". Independent Filmmaker Project. Retrieved May 2, 2009.
- Szalai, Georg (November 29, 2010). "'Winter's Bone' Tops Gotham Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- Jagernauth, Kevin (October 20, 2011). "And So It Begins, 'The Descendants' & 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Lead Gotham Award Nominees". The Playlist (blog of IndieWire). Retrieved November 16, 2012.