Congratulations to Iranian-American director Ramin Bahrani for receiving a “Best Director” nomination to compete in this year’s IFC Spirit Awards.

Also amongst the 2009 Spirit Award nominees is Neda Armian; named under the “Best Feature” tab for producing the  movie Rachel Getting Married  starring Anne Hathaway.



Best Director Nominees:

– Ramin Bahrani for Chop Shop
– Jonathan Demme for Rachel Getting Married
– Lance Hammer for Ballast
– Courtney Hunt for Frozen River
– Thomas McCarthy for The Visitor 


Best Feature Nominees:

Ballastproduced by Lance Hammer, Nina Parikh
Frozen Riverproduced by Chip Hourihan, Heather Rae
Rachel Getting Married produced by Neda Armian, Jonathan Demme, Marc Platt
Wendy and Lucyproduced by Larry Fessenden, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani
The Wrestlerproduced by Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin