Become a Film Independent Member by January 15, 2016 to attend screenings and cast your vote for the winners of the 2016 Spirit Awards.
Film Independent Members (and members of IFP) vote to determine the winners of the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. Film Independent Members are a community of filmmakers, film industry leaders, and film lovers that champion artist-driven film.
To learn more about Membership and become a Film Independent Member, visit filmindependent.org/membership.
Special screening privileges are available to voting Members during Spirit Awards season. Film Independent strives to provide an equitable opportunity for all nominated films to be seen. Here’s how:
Voting Members and a guest can attend free screenings of the nearly 40 nominated films in Los Angeles or New York and select screenings in Minneapolis. Many screenings include a Q&A with the filmmakers and/or cast.
Become a Film Independent Member by January 15, 2016 to be eligible to attend these screenings and cast your vote for the winners of the 2016 Spirit Awards.
Learn more about the Spirit Awards Screening Series.
Spirit Award Nominees are invited to provide screeners to Members for voting consideration. Members have the opportunity to view these nominated films in the comfort of their own homes and add them to their personal libraries.
PLEASE NOTE: This benefit only applies to active Members who are paid and current as of December 4, 2015 and have completed the 2016 Spirit Awards Screener Agreement.
2016 Spirit Awards Voter Information (PDF)
Spirit Awards voting takes place entirely online. Eligible voters (Members of Film Independent and IFP) will have the opportunity to begin casting ballots at the close of the Nominee Screening Series in January 2016. Ballots (one per eligible voter) are cast via a secure third-party website and tabulated by Integrity Voting Systems.
Online voting will take place from late January 2016 through mid-February 2016.
– Voters are strongly encouraged to vote only for nominees in categories in which they have seen ALL nominated films. Ballots will still be valid if a category is skipped.