The Independent Filmmaker Project, billed as the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, has announced the nominees for the 30th Annual IFP Gotham Awards.
And in the best feature category, all five nominated films come from women directors: The Assistant from Kitty Green, First Cow from Kelly Reichardt, Never Rarely Sometimes Always from Eliza Hittman, Nomadland from Chloé Zhao and Relic from Natalie Erika James.
This is the first time in the Gotham Awards’ three-decade history that women direct all the nominees for best feature.
Other women directors to receive nominations include Ramona S. Diaz’s A Thousand Cuts for best documentary; Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Features and Maïmouna Doucouré’s Cuties (Mignonnes) for best international feature; Radha Blank’s The Forty-Year-Old Version for Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award and best screenplay; and Reichardt and Jon Raymond for best screenplay. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.