Independent film never seems to get the appreciation that it deserves. This Sunday, however, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film plans to rectify that situation by celebrating the best independent films of 2010 at their 17th Annual awards ceremony.
For over a decade, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, a Boston based non-profit organization “that teaches people to view film actively and experience the world through independent film” has highlighted its own commitment to independent and foreign film by holding an awards ceremony that celebrates this year’s best in independent film.
Some of this year’s most nominated films are Independent Spirit Award winner Winter’s Bone, Oscar winner for Best Picture, The King’s Speech, I Killed My Mother, Jack Goes Boating, and the latest South Korean film from Joon-ho Bong, Mother.
Along with the typical categories at most award shows (Best Director, Actor, etc.), the Chlotrudis Awards has a “Buried Treasure” category that has some unique requirements. To win a nomination in this category, films must have earned less than $250,000 in its US theatrical run and members can submit no more than 3 entries for films they feel deserve a wider audience. This year’s Buried Treasure nominees are Greece’s Dogtooth, Down Terrace, Mary and Max, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Mine and Terribly Happy.
The Chlotrudis Society also presents special awards that honor individuals or films for particular distinction. Past recipients include Ellen Page, Kerry Washington, Don McKellar, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. This year’s honoree will be horror-auteur director Larry Fessenden of The Last Winter, Wendigo, Broken Flowers and Habit.