Nominated for the 2021 Gotham Independent Film Award


The 2021 Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced on October 21, celebrating this year’s leaders in independent film and television. Selected by renowned juries and presented in New York, the cradle of independent cinema, the Gotham Awards are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the film community, expands audiences for independent films, and supports the work the Gotham Film & Media Institute does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring these films to fruition.

The awards will be announced live on Monday, November 29 and streamed on Facebook. Check out the full list of nominees here. Congratulations to the Tisch nominees below! This year, 10 alumni are nominated for 8 projects in 8 categories.

Best feature

Steve Tisch, Dean’s Council, Producer

Best Feature Documentary

Summer Of Soul (… Or, when the revolution couldn’t be televised)
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Professor (Clive Davis Institute), Director

Bingham Ray Groundbreaking Director Award

baby shiva
Emma Seligman ’17 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

Best scenario

Red rocket
Sean Baker ’98 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, film and television)
Chris Bergoch ’94 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)

Exceptional lead performance

The murder of Kenneth Chamberlain
Frankie Faison ’74 (MFA, Interim Grad)

Revolutionary interpreter

baby shiva
Rachel Sennott ’18 (BFA, Drama)

Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes)

Small ax
Steve McQueen (Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), creator / executive producer

Breakthrough Series – Short Format (less than 40 minutes)

Blind spot
Seith Mann ’02 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), executive producer

Jen Statsky ’08 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), Creator / Executive Producer

* We apologize for any omissions! Please send changes or additions to [email protected]


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