While the 74th Academy Awards will be held Sunday at the spanking new $95 million Kodak Theater, the 17th IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards will once again entertain the hip crowd in a tent on the…
Although many still see the Independent Spirit Awards as a rehearsal dinner to the Oscar wedding, the hipster kudos show has come a long way since its more humble origins.
At first glance, many of the companies that sponsor the Independent Spirit Awards -- Motorola and Audi among them -- seem to represent the antithesis of the grassroots, by-the-bootstraps filmmaking…
Revealing unseen and unknown aspects of today's world is one theme that runs through the five documentaries nominated for the Independent Feature Project/West's DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award…
The IFP/West's eighth annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received much recognition; the award includes a $20,000 unrestricted grant.
The Independent Feature Project/West's 2002 Motorola Producers Award -- which bestows a grant of $20,000 to the winner -- cites as a criterion the overcoming of "highly limited resources."
Daily Variety usually refrains from the seasonal sport of Oscar handicapping, but this year, given the history of film awards, it's clear which pic will win the top prize Sunday night.
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Glenn Close and Donald Sutherland will serve as "the Voices of Oscar" at Sunday's 74th Academy Awards.