Today is the day we’ve been waiting for— we are thrilled to bring you the nominees for the 2021 Film Independent #SpiritAwards as presented by @OliviaWIlde, @BarryJenkins and @LaverneCox! Watch it here: https://t.co/4gp6yLVji2— Film Independent (@filmindependent) January 26, 2021
This year's Film Independent Spirit Awards will look a little different than usual. The show, typically held the day before the Oscars in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, will be broadcast in prime time on Thursday, April 22nd. And this year, there are several television categories joining the typical film categories.
What makes a film "independent"?
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The Spirit Awards Nominating Committees consider and apply the following guidelines in making their selections:
Uniqueness of vision
Original, provocative subject matter
Economy of means
Percentage of financing from independent sources
Films that are made with an “economy of means” and are fully financed by a studio or an “indie” studio division may still be considered independent if the subject matter is original and provocative. In other words, Film Independent does not, as of 1994, define “independent” strictly on the basis of financing.
And lists a maximum budget of $22.5 million.
(Award given to the producer)
Producers: Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
Producers: Todd Black, Denzel Washington, Dany Wolf
Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Christina Oh
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS
Producers: Sara Murphy, Adele Romanski
Producers: Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao
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