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Film Independent announces Find Your Audience noms

Winner to be honored Saturday

Film Independent has announced a trio of nominees for its Find Your Audience Award — Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore’s “Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives,” Laura Collela’s “Breakfast With Curtis” and Jeremy Kipp Walker’s “History of Future Folk.”

The winner will be announced Saturday at the org’s nominee brunch at Boa restaurant in West Hollywood and receive a $50,000 crash grant designed to assist a filmmaker in building the audience for his or her film.

The Find Your Audience Award, funded by Jameson Irish Whiskey, is in its third year. Previous winners were Benjamin Murray and Alysa Nahmias for “Unfinished Spaces” and Jeff Malmberg for “Marwencol.”

Applicants must be the director or producer of a recent American narrative or documentary feature with a production budget of $2.5 million or less that has not yet received significant distribution. The film must have screened at a film festival no earlier than Sept. 1, 2011, and no later than Aug. 31, 2012.

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