Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater ("Before Midnight," "Bernie") will be presented with the Director Tribute at the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday, December 2nd.

"It is with great enthusiasm and pride that we give honor to a man who has played a significant role in expanding the language of film throughout the last 25 years," said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of the IFP. "Richard Linklater's unique vision and voice- in addition to the special characters he has created- place him among the most prolific and poignant directors working today, and we are honored to celebrate his work."

Nominees will be announced on October 24th.