Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon To Present At Film Independent Spirit Awards Press Conference

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Film Independent announced that Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich  Asians) and Spirit Award Winner Molly Shannon (Private Life) will announce the nominees for the 34th edition of the Spirit Awards at the press conference on Friday, November 16, 2018.

The awards show will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 and will premiere exclusively on IFC. Nominations will be posted on spiritawards.com following the press conference.

The show, which will be held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, will be executive produced and directed by Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions for the fifth consecutive year. Shawn Davis returns as producer for his 17th year and Danielle Federico and Andrew Schaff also return as co-producers.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards include the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best Screenplay, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best International Film and Best Documentary.


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This year marks the second year of the Bonnie Award, funded by American Airlines. American Airlines returns as the Official Airline and a Premier Sponsor for the fifth year. The Bonnie Award will once again recognize a talented, mid-career female director. Other grants for emerging filmmakers include the Truer Than Fiction Award, the Someone to Watch Award and the Producers Award.

Film Independent is proud to announce a partnership with Subaru of America, who joins as Premier Sponsor and Official Automotive Partner. For information on how to become a sponsor of the Spirit Awards, please contact Albina Oks, Director of Corporate Sponsorship, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To learn more about attending the Spirit Awards, please contact Jennifer Murby, Associate Director of Institutional Giving, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About The Film Independent Spirit Awards

Now in its 34th year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is an annual celebration honoring artist-driven films made with an economy of means by filmmakers whose films embody independence and originality. The Spirit Awards recognizes the achievements of American independent filmmakers and promotes the finest independent films of the year to a wider audience.


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The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sponsored by Premier Sponsors American Airlines, IFC and Subaru of America. FIJI Water is the Official Water. Getty Images is the Official Photographer.

About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series Brockmire, Stan Against Evil, Baroness von Sketch Show and Documentary Now! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.

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