The 1995 Gotham Awards for Independent Film

Robert Shaye, the Chairman of New Line Cinema, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in independent film. Ted Turner and New Line's own Michael Lynne presented the award.

Abel Ferrara received the Filmmaker Award from actress Annabella Sciorra.

Pauline Kael, the noted film critic, received the Writer Award from director Jonathan Demme.

Casting Director Juliet Taylor received the Below the Line Award from Academy Award winning Actress Diane Wiest.

Rebecca Miller, the daughter of Arthur Miller, received the Open Palm Award as best new director for her film ANGELA.

Michael Moore, emcee of the event. His independent film Canadian Bacon opens today in NY.

Arthur Miller and his wife Inge Morath, big fans of Independent film and their daughter.

Independent Film Channel Outstanding Film of 1995 Award

The $3000 prize was awarded to Columbia University student Caroline Cave for her film POLIO WATER, a story set in the 1950's when polio was epidemic among children.

Seven other $1000 awards were given to:

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