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Reel Local News: Filmmaker Gallegos vies for national cinematography award - San Francisco Chronicle

Spanish director Antonio Méndez Esparza's portrait of an African American Family in Florida won the 2017 John Cassavetes Award at this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards. •“Prairie Trilogy,” three short films made between 1978 and 1989 by San ...

Issa Rae Joins Paul Feig-Produced Comedy 'American Princess' - Complex

Meghie's 2016 directorial feature film debut Jean of the Joneses earned a Best First Screenplay nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards. Her next project, Everything, Everything, starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, amassed just over $60 ...

15 Female Film Directors You Need to Know - Backstage

She also acted on multiple episodes of “Girls” and “Flowers” (a British comedy starring Olivia Colman), as well as “Appropriate Behavior,” her Film Independent Spirit Award– and Gotham Award–nominated feature directorial debut, which landed in Sundance ...

Your Official 2018–19 Film Awards Calendar - Backstage

Yes, it's October. And the Oscars don't grace us with their presence until February 2019, and the SAG Awards have yet to announce a host. But it's never too early to start planning your entire life around Hollywood's celebration of the big screen, its ...

Michelle Williams to Honor Christa McAuliffe's Life in 'The Challenger' - Film School Rejects

To date, Williams has been nominated for four Academy Awards, four BAFTAs, six Screen Actors Guild Awards, five Golden Globes, and five Independent Spirit Awards. Yet, it would be awesome if she could finally win more than just one Golden Globe and ...

After the Raindance: what's next for independent British film? - The 405

The Mandy Network CEO Philip Large recently sat down with Raindance and British Independent Film awards founder Elliot Grove to discuss the challenges facing film-makers, as the lower barriers to entering the industry are offset by a market that's ...

POSE, Justin Simien & Sony Pictures Classics to Receive Outfest Legacy Awards - Broadway World

After the theatrical release of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE in the Fall of 2014, Simien was awarded Best First Screenplay and nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film also earned him a nomination for the Bingham Ray ...

2018 LA Film Festival Gives Awards to 'Border,' 'This Teacher' - Backstage

Film Independent is the L.A. Film Festival's nonprofit parent organization and producers of the prestigious Independent Spirit Awards. The org's president, Josh Welsh, said in a statement, “A festival is made up of many groups—the filmmakers and the ...

Barry Jenkins to Receive Award for Screenplay Excellence at the 2018 LitFest Gala - Broadway World

A Florida State University graduate, Jenkins's feature film debut, Medicine for Melancholy, was hailed as one of the best films of 2009 by The New York Times and received several Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominations. ... eight Academy Award ...

The 2018-2019 Awards Season Calendar - Rotten Tomatoes

And while some of the niche film critics' awards dates are still TBD, we do know that it's time to set calendar reminders for the Golden Globes, Film Independent Spirit Awards, SAG Awards and, of course, the 2019 Academy Awards. You can keep track of ...

Save the Dates: Here's the 2018 – 2019 Film Awards Calendar - IndieWire

16 – Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced 18 – AMPAS Governors Awards 20 – PGA documentary nominations announced 21 – Golden Globe nomination ballots mailed out to to HFPA members 26 – Gotham Awards 26 – DGA Feature Film ...

Marvel hires Chinese director Chloe Zhao for The Eternals film - GBTIMES

The Rider, her follow-up feature in 2017, was critically acclaimed and was nominated for Best Film and Director at the Independent Spirit Awards. Earlier this year, Zhao was considered by Marvel to helm the upcoming Black Widow solo film, starring ...

Marvel Taps Acclaimed 'The Rider' Filmmaker Chloe Zhao to Direct 'The Eternals' - Collider.com

Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker with six films in total under her belt, but her 2017 indie The Rider brought her immense critical acclaim and the trophy for the inaugural Indie Spirit Awards' Bonnie Award, which recognizes a mid-career female filmmaker.

1960s-Era Music Docu 'Echo In The Canyon' World Premiere Opens Los Angeles Film Festival In High Style On Starry ... - Deadline

The festival is produced by Film Independent, the organization responsible for, among other notable events, the annual Independent Spirit Awards always held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica the day before the Oscars. When I had dinner in Westwood ...

Here's every key date for the Oscars 2019 awards season ahead - EW.com (blog)

For even the most well-traveled pundits, traversing the Oscar trail can be a daunting excursion into the politics and predictions of awards season. So, before A Star Is Born and Roma square off against Green Book and If Beale Street Could Talk for ...

Awards Season: Key Dates to Know Leading Up to the 2019 Oscars (Updating) - Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter has your complete guide to key dates you need to know no matter what the awards show — from the People's Choice Awards to the Oscars, and everything in between. — starting next month. Keep checking back; more dates will be ...

Cary Fukanaga: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - Heavy.com

In 2009, the movie won the “Best Foreign Language Film” award from the Austin Film Critics Association. The cinematographer on the film, Adriano Goldman, took home the Cinematography Award at Sundance. At the Independent Spirit Awards, the movie ...

The LA Film Festival gets a fresh fall start - Washington Post

The festival which is put on by Film Independent, the organization behind the Indie Spirit Awards, has also long supported diverse and unknown filmmakers, and this year is no different. Of the feature films, 42 percent were directed by women and 39 ...

TIFF 2018 Winners and Losers: Timothée Chalamet Shines, 'Roma' Wows, Xavier Dolan Flops - IndieWire

This elegant, European-flavored film (Metascore: 86) will likely stay in the art-film realm — it's not a mainstream play. Expect “If Beale Street Could Talk” to wind up on many year-end Ten Best lists and dominate the Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Awards Season (But Were Afraid to Ask) - Vanity Fair

So you want to learn about awards season, the never-ending footrace that annually dominates, terrorizes, and energizes the film industry. When does the season actually begin, and when does it end? What's the purpose of all those film festivals in ...

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.