Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour (pictured), Steve James’s Life Itself and Marshall Curry’s Point and Shoot are among the Best Documentary nominees for the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Also earning nominations are Robert Greene’s hybrid doc Actress and Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’s avant garde doc Manakamana.
The nominees were chosen by a committee comprising Hot Docs’ director of programming Charlotte Cook, Vulture film critic Bilge Ebiri, PopMatters film-TV editor Cynthia Fuchs, Montclair Film Festival exec director Tom Hall, and former AFI Docs festival director Sky Sitney.
“We congratulate this year’s nominees, from the master film artists to the talented newcomers, a true representation of the rich and diverse range of today’s independent filmmaking,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center, in a statement.
The Best Documentary winner will be honored at an awards ceremony on December 1 in downtown Manhattan.