Film Threat’s Award This! is an event with a clear mission — to champion independent films in a variety of categories in order to bring greater awareness to the growing number of exceptional independent films available on numerous platforms including VOD and streaming services. Recognizing these films during the height of award season with a ceremony hosted by actors, comedians and critics, and right afterwards to celebrate with a huge party. Award This! nominees were selected from the nearly 2,000 indie films reviewed on Film Threat in 2020. Award This! returning for its third year will take place at a drive-in in conjunction with the Frida Cinema at the Mess Hall in Tustin, CA on Saturday, April 10th (limited tickets available at AwardThis.com), and a virtual event for global audiences everywhere can be seen on Sunday, April 18th and it's free to register for the virtual event here. "Award This! nominees were selected from the nearly 2,000 indie films reviewed on Film Threat in 2020...." This years’ vastly differing nominees have climbed mountains, uncovered global conspiracies, time-shared babies, taken Instagram followings to new heights, searched for love & liberty, and have found themselves in nature and prison in the utterly unique Award This! bold and diverse categories including Indie Sci-Fi, Indie Horror, Indie Comedy, Indie LGBTQ+ Themed Film, Indie Action/Thriller, WTF Indie, Indie Romantic Comedy, Music Documentary, Sports Documentary, Pop Culture Documentary, Socially-Relevant Documentary, Best Film Made During the 2020 Lockdown/Quarantine, Best Director, Best Directress, Indie Made for Less Than the Contents of an Oscar Gift Bag (Under $100K), and Indie Movie of the Year. “We’re ecstatic having discovered so many incredibly innovative indie films this year. With most Hollywood blockbusters on hold, there’s an opportunity for smaller indie films to rise to the surface and shine, this truly is a new Golden age for independents. The sheer volume of fascinating films we screened tells us independent film is thriving and we couldn’t be happier,” said Chris Gore. The nominating board of Award This! is comprised of the staff of Film Threat’s editors and critics which number 30+ worldwide along with an advisory board of media figures and independent film luminaries. The Award This! 2021 Nominees include... Award This! Short Film A Simple F*cking Gesture At The End Of The World Intermedium Nocturne Single Wade in the Water When the Train Stops Award This! Sports Documentary Accidental Climber Maybe Next Year Nail in the Coffin: The Fall & Rise of Vampiro Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story Unraveling Athena: The Champions of Women's Tennis Award This! Socially Relevant Documentary Ask No Questions Fat Fiction Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo Mighty Ira The Prison Within Waldo On Weed Award This! Pop Culture Documentary Animation Outlaws Insert Coin J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the 'SubGenius' The Last Blockbuster The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story The Ringmaster Award This! Music Documentary Creem America’s Only Rock 'n’ Roll Magazine InstaBAND Live From The Space Stage: A HALYX Story The Rise of the Synths Risen: The Story of Chron "Hell Razah" Smith Zappa Award This! Indie Documentary Coded Bias The El Duce Tapes Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace Naughty Books The Social Dilemma The Truth About Marriage Award This! Film About Movies or Filmmaking Greenlight Man in Camo Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary Once Upon A Time In Uganda Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies You Don’t Nomi Award This! Indie Sci-Fi Future Minor Premise Proximity Same Boat Save Yourselves! Shifter Award This! Indie Horror Home With a View of the Monster Millennial Killer Scare Package The Mortuary Collection To Your Last Death Uncle Peckerhead Award This! Indie Comedy The Argument Call Me Brother Corona Zombies The Opening Act The Planters Sh!thouse Award This! Indie LGBTQ+ Themed Film Butt Boy I Hate New Year’s Five Women in the End First Blush Rialto Tahara Award This! Indie Action/Thriller 1BR Centigrade The Devil to Pay Greenlight Spree Take Out Girl Award This! WTF Indie like “What the Fuck is This Movie Even?” Butt Boy Call Me Brother Lake Michigan Monster Mope The Special To Your Last Death Award This! Film Made During the 2020 Lockdown/Quarantine 2020 (A 1917 Parody) Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King Corona Zombies Host Love in Dangerous Times Veneer Award This! Indie Romantic Comedy 1 Night in San Diego Babysplitters Limerence Olympic Dreams Rent-A-Pal Senior Love Triangle Award This! Indie Drama The Dark Divide Frances Ferguson Justine Jezebel One Hour Outcall Sh!thouse Award This! Indie Film Made for Less Than the Contents of an Oscar Gift Bag (Under $100K) The Blue Call Me Brother Frances Ferguson Greenlight Love in Dangerous Times Man in Camo Award This! Director The Argument (Robert Schwartzman) Call Me Brother (David Howe) The Dark Divide (Tom Putnam) Man in Camo (Ethan Minsker) Rent-A-Pal (John Stevenson) Senior Love Triangle (Kelly Blatz) Sh!thouse (Cooper Raiff) Spree (Eugene Kotlyarenko) Shifter (Jacob Leighton Burns) Award This! Directress 1 Night in San Diego (Penelope Lawson) Five Women in the End (Kd Amond) Jezebel (Numa Perrier) Justine (Stephanie Turner) Limerence (Tammy Minoff) The Planters (Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder) Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (April Wright) Tahara (Olivia Peace) Award This! Indie Movie of the Year The Argument Call Me Brother The Dark Divide The Planters Rent-A-Pal Shifter Sh!thouse Senior Love Triangle Check out the official Award This! site for ticket information, including eligibility requirements and don't forget to follow Award This! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.