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Film Independent Spirit Awards issues call for entries
Actor Robert Pattinson (center) at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards (photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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Film Independent announced that the call for entries for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards is now open. The regular deadline is Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the final deadline is Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and the extended Film Independent member deadline is Friday, October 12, 2018. The nominations will be revealed on Friday, November 16, 2018 in a press conference in Los Angeles. The 2019 Awards will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 and will premiere exclusively on IFC. In addition, the date for the 2020 Awards has been set for Saturday, February 8, 2020.

American Airlines and IFC are returning as Premier Sponsors. In both 2019 and 2020, the Bonnie Award will once again be presented, funded by American Airlines. The Bonnie Award recognizes a talented, mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted cash grant.

Film Independent members comprise the exclusive voting body who determines the winners of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Members are filmmakers, film industry leaders and film lovers. Click here for submission guidelines and forms.

The Spirit Awards is the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote inclusion in the industry. 

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