Voting is now open for the 3rd Annual Audience Award for the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Awards and this year’s nominees include several LGBT-inclusive films. The Gotham Independent Film Awards honor the filmmaking community and bring independent films to a wider audience. The Audience Award category includes audience award winners from the top 50 US and Canadian film festivals and YOU get to choose the final winner. Round one of voting is open until November 4 at the Gotham Independent Film Awards website, simply enter your e-mail and choose your top five films. Below are this year’s LGBT-inclusive nominees:
Any Day Now, set in the 1970s and based on a true story, stars Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt as a gay couple battling to adopt Marco, a teenager with Down Syndrome who was neglected by his mother.
Call Me Kuchu is a documentary that follows four outspoken LGBT Ugandans, including slain advocate David Kato, for two years as they struggle to live their lives in a society full of rigid cultural attitudes against LGBT people.
Cloudburst, starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, is a drama about an elderly lesbian couple who break out of their nursing home so they can travel to Canada to legally marry when their families try to separate them.
Gayby is a comedic tale about two best friends, Matt, who works at a comic book store, and yoga instructor Jenn, as they decide to have a baby. Even though Matt is gay, they decide to conceive the old-fashioned way, while still putting themselves out there in the dating pool, each trying to find "Mr. Right."
How to Survive a Plague is a powerful new documentary which chronicles the rise and success of HIV/AIDS advocacy groups ACT UP and the Treatment Action Group.
I Stand Corrected is an intimate and engaging portrait of Jennifer Leitham, an upright bass player whose unusual technique and extraordinary talent has made her one of the most recognizable transgender musicians in the jazz world.
No Look Pass is the coming-of-age story of Harvard basketball star Emily Tay, who is torn between respecting her mother’s conservative values and her own happiness as she falls in love with a servicewoman prior to the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’
The second round of voting will begin November 5 and the winner will be announced at the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 26. Vote now!