The Independent Filmmaker Project, the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, has announced that Robert Redford and Helen Mirren will be presented with Actor and Actress Tributes at the 25th Anniversary IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards. Additionally, producer Steve Golin (“Babel,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) will be awarded the Industry Tribute. The recipients will join the previously announced Director Tribute recipient, Todd Haynes. The event is set for November 30 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
“We are thrilled to recognize the careers and achievements of such lauded industry veterans as Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, and Steve Golin as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center. “To celebrate these individuals who have contributed so much to the independent film community and to the entertainment world at large – and in such a landmark year for the Gothams – is truly an honor.”
In addition, the IFP has announced submissions are now being accepted in seven of the competitive award categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress, Breakthrough Actor, Best Screenplay, and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Applications, as well as full criteria, are available at the Gotham IFP website. The deadline for submissions is September 17. Nominees will be announced on October 22, and winners will be honored at the star-studded ceremony.