This year Gotham Independent and IFP are hosting the first-ever Festival Genius Audience Awards, providing the public with a chance to vote for their favorite films from those that received an audience award at any one of 50 US festivals over this past year. The process of selecting the five final nominees is now underway at gothamawards.slated.com.
Until 11:59 PM, Nov 7th, participants are invited to pick their five favorites from the 26 finalists. John Sylva, coordinator of the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards, tells us the top 5 choices will be announced November 10th, when final voting will commence. The winner will be announced November 29th at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards at Wall Street Cipriani.
Go vote; then come back to name your picks for a informal straw poll here in the comments.