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'Tangerine' Star Mya Taylor Is Fighting for the Next Chapter in Her Career - Hollywood Reporter

Mya Taylor, whose turn in 2015 Sundance hit Tangerine garnered a win at the Independent Spirit Awards a year later, helped pave the way for the transgender community in film. But the Spirit win did not necessarily open doors for new roles. “It felt ...

Meet the women with Colorado ties making their marks on indie filmmaking - The Know

At last year's Cannes Film Festival, “The Rider” won the Art Cinema Award during the Director's Fortnight section. At the Independent Spirit Awards in February, Zhao won Film Independent's inaugural Bonnie Award. The $50,000, no-strings grant goes to a ...

Classic films, Chris Cooper among 2018 AIFF highlights - Ashland Daily Tidings

Shelton broke onto the independent film scene at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival with her Grand Jury Award-winning “We Go Way Back.” Her films have garnered awards at Sundance, the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Gotham Independent Film ...

Oh Lucy! Is Definitely Not Lost in Translation - Boise Weekly

Oh Lucy!, a joint U.S./Japan production, received quite a bit of love at the recent Independent Spirit Awards (the indie-film Oscars), where Terajima was nominated for Best Actress and director Atsuko Hirayanagi was nominated for Best First Feature ...

Who Plays John Paul Getty III In FX's 'Trust'? This Rising Star Has Big Things Coming His Way - Bustle

If The Darkest Minds is a success, then you could very well be looking at the next Robert Pattinson — whom Dickinson was nominated alongside in the Best Male Lead category at the Independent Spirit Awards, ironically enough. (Pattinson was nominated ...

FSU film school professor wins big at Independent Spirit Awards - Florida Flambeau

As he watches Facebook videos of his students cheering during his acceptance speech at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards, he explains the significance of his work at FSU: “I don't often see myself as a teacher in the traditional sense,” says Esparza.

John Cho Joins Demian Bichir, Andrea Riseborough in 'The Grudge' Reboot - Hollywood Reporter

Cho, who plays Sulu in the Star Trek movies, is coming off of starring in the acclaimed drama Columbus, which was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions snapped up worldwide rights to the Grudge reboot.

Oscars: 'Shape of Water' Win Marks Awards Season Capstone for Venice Film Festival - Variety

Needless to say, a lot has changed at the Oscars (and, indeed, in Hollywood) this century, as the kind of tony, adult-oriented drama that tends to rule awards season has become largely the preserve of the independent realm. Film festivals, meanwhile ...

FSU film professor wins prestigious Independent Spirit Award - Florida State News

... Florida State University's Antonio Méndez Esparza, a gifted and impassioned faculty filmmaker and teacher at the College of Motion Picture Arts, heard his film “Life and Nothing More” announced as a winner at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

American Airlines Recognizes Female Filmmakers at the Independent Spirit Awards with a $50000 Grant - Hollywood Reporter

From a biographical film following the crazed life of an Olympic figure skater to a coming-of-age book adaptation of two young men's summer romance, Independent films made a splash in Hollywood this year. The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards ...

Wisdom from Women at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards - Hollywood Reporter

Wisdom from Women at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards. 3/8/2018 - by THR Staff. Notable female attendees of the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards answer empowering questions to inspire young creatives. For more information on American Airlines' ...

2018 Independent Spirit Awards: Ten Moviemakers Share the Lessons They Learned While Making Their Nominated ... - MovieMaker Magazine

Although the major categories tend to resemble those at the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards are still an event that highlights the hardworking American and global visionaries that put their sanity, financial stability, and overall well-being on ...

All The Times You Fell In Love With Timothée Chalamet This Awards Season - MTV.com

Chalamet took home the Independent Spirit Award for best male lead while rocking freshly shorn locks and gas station-attendant chic. You'd think that after giving countless acceptance speeches at various industry events over the last six months that ...

Teleprompter Fails and #MeToo: Here's What You Missed At The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Pajiba

The Oscars may suck up all the glory, but Saturday's pregame event — also known as the Film Independent Spirit Awards — seems like a lot more fun. Maybe it's because it happens in a tent by the beach, or maybe it's because it airs on a network that's ...

The Morning Watch: Indie Spirit Awards Opening Monologue, Realistic Sports in Movies & More - /FILM

In this edition, watch the opening monologue from John Mulaney and Nick Kroll at the Independent Spirit Awards. Plus, see how I, Tonya and Battle of the Sexes depicted their respective sports in such a realistic way, and learn about how Paul Thomas ...

Dee Rees Gives What Should've Been Her Potential Oscar Speech at the Film Independent Spirit Awards - The Mary Sue

The Oscars are over, but the mission of inclusion that permeated the ceremony has only just gotten started. One of the evening's most egregious snubs was that of Dee Rees for Best Director and Mudbound for Best Picture in a race where it seemed like ...

Extras needed for 'To the Stars' feature film - Enid News & Eagle

Martha most recently co- wrote and co-directed the critically-praised film “Land Ho!,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the John Cassavettes Award at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Producer Kristin Mann has spent the last ...

Timothée Chalamet, A Fantastic Woman Win at Spirit Awards - Advocate.com

It was a big night for LGBT representation at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Timothée Chalamet won Best Male Lead for his portrayal of Elio, the gay teen who is the heart of Call Me by Your Name. Sayombhu Mukdeeprom also took home Best ...

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Wins Best Film at the 2018 Indie Spirit Awards - First Showing (blog)

The Independent Spirit Awards are an annual award given in the name of independent film, featuring plenty of those little indie films which deserve the honor and recognition that they usually don't receive - celebrating their 33rd year. The 2018 ...

Watch: Nick Kroll & John Mulaney's Spirit Awards Monologue Proves They Should Host Everything - Collider.com

But another awards ceremony was held this weekend with a very different kind of host, and it puts every Kimmel bit to shame. Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney returned as hosts of the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, and their opening ...

The Independent Spirit Awards , founded in 1984, are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. In 1986, the event was renamed the Independent Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards are presented by Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers. Since 2006, winners have received a trophy depicting a bird with its wings spread sitting atop of a pole with the shoestrings from the previous design wrapped around the pole.

Independent Spirit Awards
32nd Independent Spirit Awards
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Awarded for Best in independent films
Country  United States
Presented by Film Independent
First awarded Tuesday, the 3rd of March, 1984.
Official website spiritawards.com

The Independent Spirit Awards (originally known as the FINDIE or Friends of Independents Awards), founded in 1984, are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. In 1986, the event was renamed the Independent Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards are presented by Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers. Since 2006, winners have received a trophy depicting a bird with its wings spread sitting atop of a pole with the shoestrings from the previous design wrapped around the pole.

The awards show was previously held inside a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, California, usually on the day before the Academy Awards (since 1999; originally the Saturday before). Since 1994, the show has been broadcast on the Bravo and Independent Film Channel, as well as Hollywood Suite in Canada.

The 31st Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, celebrating the films of 2015, was held on February 27, 2016.