The 25th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards will feature two inaugural honours in the fields of television and new media.

Breakthrough Series awards will be presented in long form and short form formats.

The long form award will honour the best in continuing or limited series with episodes running 30 minutes and longer, while the short film category comprises continuing or limited series with the majority of episodes under 20 minutes.

Only series that premiered within the last year (September 1, 2014–August 31, 2015) will be eligible.

Full criteria for the Breakthrough Series awards are available here. Nominations for the awards will be announced along with nominations for all competitive category awards on October 22.