FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMERICAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCE THE NOMINEES FOR THE NOBUDGE FILM AWARD
NEW YORK CITY, NY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 – Together with Kentucker Audley, distinguished founder of NoBudge.com, the American Independent Film Awards are pleased to announce the five finalists in the NoBudge film category for the first (online) edition of what will become our annual ceremony for American independent cinema.
The nominations are:
- Claire Carré’s Embers
- Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan’s For the Plasma
- Benjamin Crotty’s Fort Buchanan
- Stephen Cone’s Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party
- Robert G. Putka’s Mad
Created in the philosophy of micro-indie filmmaking and in recognition of Kentucker’s mandate, this award category focuses on films that were not invited to top tier fests, but nonetheless participated in the American indie film discourse of the past year and deserve year-end recognition and merit. These films also qualify in all other AIFA categories. Films nominated in this category are selected and then voted on by an independent committee whose members have watched all five selected films.
AMERICAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS’ 2017 NOBUDGE COMMITTEE
Kentucker Audley // Nobudge.com founder, filmmaker, actor
Beth Barrett // Seattle Film Festival
Jim Brunzell // Flyway Film Festival
Brandon Colvin // Micro-Wave Cinema Series
Michael Dunaway // Sarasota Film Festival
James Faust // Dallas Int. Film Festival
Matt Grady // Factory 25
Eric Allen Hatch // Maryland Film Festival
Aaron Hillis // Cucalorus Film Festival
Christina Humphrey // Atlanta Film Festival
Michael Rabehl // Cinequest Film Festival
Paul Sbrizzi // Slamdance Film Festival
Michael Tully // Filmmaker
The 1st American Independent Film Awards (online edition) will take place on Sunday, February 19th, 2017.
About the American Independent Film Awards:
The American Independent Film Awards LLC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films, filmmakers and film technicians. Our voting body consists of U.S. based and international film festival programmers and North American based film critics.
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