“The IFSN Advocate Award was created for filmmakers like D. Smith, who advocates for a neighborhood usually silenced,” stated Jordan Raup, co-founder of IFSN and editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Film Stage. “Brimming with type and intimacy, the straightforward conceit of D. Smith’s fascinating directorial debut permits area for its topics––4 transgender intercourse employees––to inform their tales with an entertaining and shifting quantity of humanity.”
“Kokomo City is an act of cinematic bravery, a raucous and shifting portrait of lives that aren’t usually seen on display screen, informed with startling honesty and breathtaking craftsmanship,” stated Brian Tallerico, Managing Editor of RogerEbert.com. “It’s an outstanding instance of Roger’s perception that movie is an empathy machine, placing us within the sneakers of lives we’d by no means in any other case emotionally perceive.”
Executive produced by Lena Waithe, “Kokomo City” gained the Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT Innovator Award and NEXT Audience Award, in addition to the Berlinale’s Audience Award within the Panorama Documentary part. “Kokomo City” was launched theatrically in July 2023 and is now obtainable digitally from Magnolia Pictures.
The IFSN Advocate Award, created by the community as a part of its mission to rejoice and help indie movie, is chosen by a jury of writers and editors from IFSN websites, with every web site nominating a finalist and deliberating to award a winner. The inaugural IFSN Advocate Award winner in 2022 was Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes,” which went on to obtain an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film.
About Indie Film Site Network
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