IFP’s 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards will hand out the inaugural Festival Genius Audience Award on November 29 in New York.

The winner will be culled from audience award winners from leading North American festivals.

Following a poll of roughly 12,000 film-goers, the nominees are: Winter’s Bone, Waiting For Superman, White Irish Drinkers, 9000 Needles and Brotherhood.

Voting will resume on November 10 to select the ultimate winner.