Congratulations to this year’s alumni films that are up for the 2012 Gotham Audience Awards! Powered by Festival Genius, the 3rd annual Gotham Audience Awards seeks to celebrate audience award winners from across the top fifty U.S. and Canadian film festivals.
Out of fifty films, five nominees will be chosen from your votes. The lucky five will be invited to attend the Gotham Awards in NYC, where the winner will be announced live on November 26, 2012. Once the top five films are determined, the second round of voting will begin on November 5, 2012.
The Tribeca Film Festival is lucky enough to count four of the nominees among its fantastic 2012 line-up. Fairhaven, Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Story, and the two TFF Heineken Audience Award winners Any Day Now and Burn are eligible to receive your votes.
You have until tomorrow (10/31) at 11:59pm ET to cast your votes for your favorite TFF 2012 alumni. It’s simple! Just log in with your email address, name and password and vote now. What are you waiting for?
Any Day Now
In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in TFF alum Travis Fine’s (The Space Between) touching and occasionally incendiary drama.
Read our interview with director Travis Fine
BURN chronicles a year in the cauldron of danger and controversy that is the Detroit Fire Department. Focusing on life in one of the nation’s busiest firehouses—Engine Company 50—BURN follows these extraordinary firefighters as they face injury, death, and political shake-ups in a city with one of the highest arson rates in the world.
Read our interview with directors Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez
With subtle, moving performances by Tom O’Brien, Chris Messina, Rich Sommer, Sarah Paulson, and Alexie Gilmore, this film follows three old friends as they reacquaint themselves after years filled with life-defining experiences, pushing the limits of their friendship and uncovering secrets from the past.
Read our interview with director Tom O’Brien
Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 ChoruS story
The PS22 chorus from Staten Island became world famous after their YouTube videos went viral. This feel-good documentary follows them to their big performance as the closing act at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, where creative differences, lost voices, and homesickness threaten their performance.
Read our interview from TFF 2012 with PS22 chorus director Gregg Breinberg
Voting ends tomorrow at 11:59PM ET so don’t delay...vote away!
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