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Film Threat Award This!


Join Film Threat and the Frida Cinema for a fundraiser supporting independent theaters! Film Threat’s Award This! is an event with a mission — to champion independent films across diverse categories. Film Threat recognizes these indie films each year with a ceremony hosted by actors, comedians and critics.

Walk the red carpet, join us for cocktails and the awards presentation itself. Meet independent filmmakers and the nominees for this years’ event. And every attendee gets a gift bag!

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!) This year, Film Threat’s Award This! event includes a fundraiser for the Frida Cinema, Orange County’s only independent movie theater.

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).

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.

6pm – Pre-party with complimentary cocktails + drinks

7pm – Red carpet – get photos on the red carpet + Getty Images photographers will be taking pictures

8pm – Award This! Show (Don’t forget to pick up your free gift bag!)

10pm – Unofficial After-Party (TBA) – Fundraiser to support The Frida Cinema

$125 VIP Tickets (Very Limited Availability) Admission to the main room, free drink tickets, + a gift bag.

$60 Gold Tickets (Limited) Admission to overflow party room, free drink tickets, + a gift bag.

We hope you join us for this very special evening!