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Webbys/Movies.

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn April 28, 2010 at 4:23AM

Webbys/Movies.
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The Webby Awards may now face sizable competition from the allegedly more level-headed Streamys, but that doesn't mean this year's Webby nominees don't deserve the extra attention. Three valuable movie sites landed nominations this year: The innovative fundraising site IndieGoGo, The Auteurs and IFC.com, all of which play key roles in the day-to-day developments of the modern indie landscape. As a result, anyone with a vested interest in said landscape should take a moment to vote for these contenders in the hopes of furthering their exposure. You'll have to choose between The Auteurs and IFC in the "Movie and Film" section; I like them both, but The Auteurs serves a more specific (and rarified) need and probably need more added attention, so that's where I'm casting my endorsement. "Community" nominee IndieGoGo, which has grown into a vital support system since its launch at Sundance two years ago, continues to expand and prove its worth as a uniquely twenty-first century approach to raising funds in an era when the conventional avenues for such things are in short supply. So go ahead and help it along.