The Film Independent Spirit Awards have confirmed their customary place on the kudos calendar, officially scheduling their ceremony for Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards.Nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards will be announced Nov. 27. Submissions are now being taken, with a preliminary deadline of Sept. 18 and a final deadline of Oct. 16. The Indie Spirit Awards will air on IFC. The time and location of the event has not been finalized. In other awards news, the Visual Effects Society has set its 11th annual ceremony for Feb. 5 at the Beverly Hilton. Submissions are being taken between Oct. 15 and Nov. 30.