The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NBR) will hold its annual awards gala on Jan 15, 2008 in New York.

NBR members will screen more than 250 films for awards consideration this year and will announced the honourees on Dec 5.

The NBR recently awarded $55,000 in student grants to nine universities in the New York area including Brooklyn College, City College, Columbia University, and New York University.

Each participating school received a total of $6,000, which was distributed to the top student films as well as the $1,000 prize for the Charlie Andrews Award for film history, which was presented to a Wesleyan Student.