"Very intimate" are not words one might think of to describe the big-tent hoedown known as the Spirit Awards. But Laura Dern can, because 21 years ago she was an 18-year-old nominee at its very first…
Film Independent Spirit Awards
As the beachside big-top extravaganza better known as the Spirit Awards enters its 22nd year, the event seems like a very far cry from its humble beginnings at a restaurant in WeHo. This year, 1,400…
Just because a film doesn't get acquired by a big distributor after its festival premiere doesn't mean it can't have a life. While more than a half dozen of this year's Spirit Award nominees didn't…
Candidates for the Producer's Award were selected from a group of emerging filmmakers who, "despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce…
The Independent Spirits' Truer Than Fiction Award, presented for the 11th time, goes to an "emerging director of nonfiction features who has not yet received significant attention." The winner will…
Now in its 13th year, the Someone to Watch Award honors "a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition."
Film Independent has created the Robert Altman Award to honor one film's ensemble cast and director as chosen by the Spirit Awards nominating committee.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Terrence Howard will serve as honorary co-chairs for Film Independent's Spirit Awards.
Fox Searchlight's offbeat family comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" and ThinkFilm's drug-addiction drama "Half Nelson" picked up five nominations each to lead all contenders for the 2007 Independent…
Ang Lee and his oater romance "Brokeback Mountain" rode off with the top ribbons at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, while director Paul Haggis' "Crash" took first feature kudos.