Actor and comedian Calum worthy to host the 2022 Next Generation Indie Film Awards on June 18


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Calum Worthy, actor and comedian, will host the Next Generation Indie Film Awards 2022

A filmmaker will receive a grand prize worth over $150,000 at the annual gala awards ceremony on Saturday, June 18 at Loews Hollywood.

So grateful to have the opportunity to return as a host…the nominees represent the next generation of storytellers…they will each receive my photo, resume, and agent number in their gift bags.

— Worthy of Calum

HOLLYWOOD, California, USA, May 27, 2022 / — The Next Generation Indie Film Awards returns on a new date and promises an evening of celebration and laughter led by returning host and co-founder, actor and comedian Calum Worthy. The list of 2022 nominees includes filmmakers from around the world, including Belgium, India, Iran, the Philippines and Poland, has been announced. The winners will be announced in person on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The exclusive event will be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram at 7:30 p.m. PST / 10:30 p.m. EST.

Film and television star, as well as co-founder of the Next Generation Indie Film Awards, Calum Worthy is an award-winning actor known for his work in Hulu’s The Act, Neon’s Bodied, Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally, Netflix’s American Vandal, Pacific Rim : The Black, and more recently, Pieces of Her with Toni Collette. Calum will next be seen on Reboot, an upcoming comedy from Steven Levitan (Modern Family, Just Shoot Me!) for Hulu where Calum stars alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Judy Greer, Rachel Bloom and Paul Reiser.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to return as host of the Next Generation Indie Film Awards. The nominees represent the film industry‘s next generation of storytellers. That’s why in each of their gift bags, they’ll find a copy of my headshot, my resume, and my agent’s home phone number,” says Calum Worthy, co-founder and host of the Next Generation Indie Film Awards show.

“We are delighted that Calum is available and that he has agreed to host our awards show in the middle of his summer vacation! I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us! said Catherine Goulet, President, Next Generation Indie Film Awards.

The executive producer of the Award show is Andrew Jenkins. The show’s producers include Aina Dumlao and Undercurrent Studios.

Award categories include both feature and short films, as well as awards for Best Music Video, Web Series, Debut Filmmaker, LGBTQ+ Filmmaker Short, BIPOC Filmmaker, animation, student films and the best documentaries.

The nominees in the Best Narrative Feature category are:

12 Words – Directed by: Juan Antonio Anguita Martin
Cafe Americano – Directed by: Alex Scheinman
Definition please – Directed by: Sujata Day
In His Name – Directed by: Sarah Carter
The Last Champion – Directed by: Glenn Withrow

The nominees for Best Documentary Feature are:

Forget Me Not – Directed by: Olivier Bernier
Iron Family – Directed by: Patrick Longstreth
No U-TURN – Directed by: Ike Nnaebue
Don’t Go Quietly – Directed by: Nicholas Bruckman
Always at work from 9 to 5 – Directed by: Camille Hardman and Gary Lane

The full list of nominees and all award categories for the 2022 Next Generation Film Awards is available: List of nominees
Attendees of the 2022 Awards Gala include nominees, program judges, honorees, industry partners and sponsors from major film companies who continue to generously support the work of the Next Generation Indie Film Awards Foundation throughout of the year. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, the 2022 grand prize winner will win a prize worth over $150,000 in production credits and movie rentals to help the winner film their next project in Los Angeles. Prize packages include rentals from Quixote and MBS Equipment Co., props from ISS Props, software from Final Draft, camera package from Keslow Camera, post-production services from Sugar Studios LA, special invitation at the 2022 American Film Market in-person event in Santa Monica, and more. The full list of prize sponsors is available on the website at LIST OF AWARD SPONSORS.

The Next Generation Indie Film Awards Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Catherine Goulet, Andrew Jenkins and Therese ‘Tag’ Goulet – a team of award-winning film producers and the founder of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards – the largest program international awards program for independent authors and publishers. Next Generation Indie Film Awards supports filmmakers through its annual awards and other programs throughout the year. They strive to support filmmakers at all stages of the filmmaking process by helping them reach an audience and aim to advance filmmakers’ careers through services, education and access to resources. The organization has provided financial support to more than 50 independent film projects.

Location: Loews Hollywood
1755 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90028

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

Tap Check-in: 5:30 p.m.
Arrivals: 6:00 p.m.
Start of the show: 7:00 p.m.

For press accreditation to cover arrivals, contact Phillip Nakov at City PR.
Please specify the type and the desired access (photo, video or interviews only).

A press room space will be available for interviews and post-award photos.

For more information on the Next Generation Indie Film Awards:

For publicist and press accreditation as well as all media and talent inquiries, contact:

Phillip Nakov, City PR
[email protected]

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