Film Threat’s Award This! is an event with a mission — to champion independent films across diverse categories to bring awareness to the growing number of exceptional indies available on DVD, VOD and streaming services. Film Threat recognizes these films each year with a ceremony hosted by actors, comedians and critics, and the celebration continues at a huge afterparty. And yes, there will be an Award This! gift bag. The Award This! nominees were selected from over 2,000 indie films reviewed by Film Threat in 2021 (this year we extended our deadline into the first quarter of 2022 due to the pandemic). Award This! returns for its fourth year and will take place at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, California on Saturday, May 21st and a limited number of tickets will be available for sale to the public soon at AwardThis.com and on the Frida Cinema website. "We recognize these indie films each year with a ceremony hosted by actors, comedians and critics, and the celebration continues at a huge afterparty..." The Award This! show can also be seen at a special virtual event shortly after the awards are presented. Film Threat's Award This! is the only award show where the general public may attend by simply buying a ticket. (Try getting tickets to the Oscars!) Our 2022 event will include a fundraiser dedicated to supporting independent theaters like the Frida Cinema. This years’ vastly differing nominees have battled the media, beaten cancer, escaped killer babies, and survived Hollywood in the utterly unique Award This! bold and diverse categories including Indie Sci-Fi, Indie Horror, Indie Comedy, Indie LGBTQ+ Film, Indie Action/Thriller, WTF Indie, Indie Romantic Comedy, Indie Drama, Music Documentary, Pop Culture Documentary, Socially-Relevant Documentary, Best Director, Best Directress, Indie Made for Less Than the Contents of an Oscar Gift Bag (Under $100K), and Indie Movie of the Year. "Hollywood continues to churn out cookie-cutter films that leave audiences underwhelmed and now more than ever, quality indie films are a viable entertainment option..." “Hollywood continues to churn out cookie-cutter films that leave audiences underwhelmed and now more than ever, quality indie films are a viable entertainment option for those seeking something fresh, original and challenging. Every year I'm impressed by the ambitiousness of up and coming indie filmmakers and I'm ecstatic to be able to shine a light on their work through this event. As Hollywood continues to force agenda over storytelling, audiences have sought entertainment elsewhere and I believe this is truly the beginning of a new golden age for independents,” said Film Threat publisher and Award This! producer Chris Gore."And it's always fun to party with a group of such passionate and dedicated filmmakers." 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. And now, may we present the Award This! 2022 Nominees include... Award This! Film About Movies or Filmmaking Clapboard Jungle Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Clerk. Film Fest Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie Award This! Music Documentary Holding These Moments The Jesus Music Miss Angela Rock Camp the Movie The United States of Insanity Award This! Socially Relevant Documentary Bastards' Road The Boys in Red Hats Finding Kendrick Johnson Pharma Bro Rebel Hearts The Reunited States Stronger For Life Award This! Pop Culture Documentary Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Clerk. Lily Topples the World More Than Miyagi Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini Award This! Documentary Bastards' Road Clerk. Finding Kendrick Johnson Pharma Bro Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie The United States of Insanity Award This! Short Film ASMR for White Liberals Billy Kills the Internet BoxLife Heavy Petting KIA Summer Sales Event Snake Dick Award This! Indie Sci-Fi The Changed Glasshouse God of Dreams Man Under Table Nebulous Dark Repeat Award This! Indie Horror Agnes The Great And Terrible Day Of The Lord The Nest Night At The Eagle Inn Psycho Goreman Slashening: The Final Beginning Award This! Indie Comedy Donny’s Bar Mitzvah Golden Arm Kitty Mammas Spirit Quest Tango Shalom Win a Trip to Browntown! Award This! Indie LGBTQ+ Themed Film HipBeat Road Head Shit & Champagne Swan Song X Award This! Indie Animation Cryptozoo Flee The Spine Of Night Award This! Indie Action/Thriller 100 Days to Live The Beta Test Delicate State How To Deter A Robber Mafia Inc. Shut In Award This! WTF Indie like “What the Fuck is This Movie Even?” Baby Oopsie Donny’s Bar Mitzvah I, Challenger Mother Schmuckers Road Head Willy’s Wonderland Award This! Indie Romantic Comedy Borrelia Borealis Christmas On The Carousel Honesty Weekend Lost At Christmas Threebound Win a Trip to Browntown! Award This! Indie Drama The In-Between Lola Shiva Baby Single Mother By Choice Sweet Thing Weekenders Award This! Indie Made for Less Than the Contents of an Oscar Gift Bag (Under $100K) Delicate State God of Dreams Lola Road Head Tango Shalom Win a Trip to Browntown! Award This! Director The Beta Test (Jim Cummings, P.J. McCabe) The Changed (Michael Mongillo) Donny’s Bar Mitzvah (Jonathan Kaufman) God of Dreams (Jurian Isabelle) Lola (Antonie Allen) Shit & Champagne (D'Arcy Drollinger) Shut In (D.J. Caruso) Single Mother By Choice (Dan Levy Dagerman) Award This! Directress Borrelia Borealis (Kathryne Isabelle Easton) Delicate State (Paula Rhodes) Glasshouse (Kelsey Egan) Golden Arm (Maureen Bharoocha) Honesty Weekend (Leslie Thomas) How To Deter A Robber (Maria Bissell) The In-Between (Mindy Bledsoe) Shiva Baby (Emma Seligman) Award This! Indie Movie of the Year The Beta Test Borrelia Borealis The Changed Delicate State Donny’s Bar Mitzvah Night At The Eagle Inn Repeat Shiva Baby Shut In The Spine Of Night 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.