The New YorkFilm Critics Circle (NYFCC) will announce its awards on Dec 15 at the MuseHotel in New York.

The awards willbe given out at the group's annual awards dinner on Jan 4 2004 at Nochein Manhattan.

'2003 hasalready proven to be a great year for films of all kinds, and we're onlyat the halfway point,' Andrew Johnston, group chairman and film criticfor Radar magazine, said in a statement.

'We'llcertainly have no shortage of deserving films and performances to choose fromwhen the time comes to vote on our awards.'