Your Guide to the 2016 Spirit Awards

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are back to celebrate yet another year of contributions indie filmmakers have made to the cinematic community, and we're here to get you up-to-date.

2016 Spirit Awards Winners

Find out which films and filmmakers went home with awards here.

Below is our coverage of films that are up for an award. First, our exclusive interviews with the nominees:

Exclusive interviews:


(Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay)


(Best Feature, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Screenplay)


(Best Feature, Best Director)

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(Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing)

Screenplay Downloads

Here are links to the screenplays for the films nominated for either Best Screenplay or Best First Screenplay, available for free, legal download:

And here are a couple of spoofs from the show for kicks:

You can check out the Spirit Awards live on IFC today at 2pm PST/5pm EST, and if you're a cable subscriber, you can stream the show live on    

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Thanks, i see i have a lot to watch. The interview with the makers of tangerine was so good. It's amazing how they got to make such a good movie with a few things. And get it to be on festivals!

February 27, 2016 at 7:00AM

Abi Stricker