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Indie Spirit Awards contenders: Submit your entries

August 18, 2011 |  4:06 pm

Indie spiritStarting today, Film Independent is accepting submissions for movies competing for Indie Spirit Awards. There are two cut-off deadlines: Sept. 13 (last day to receive the entry fee discount) and the final deadline of Oct. 11.

To be eligible, movies must be made "with an economy of means by filmmakers who embody independence and originality."

Trophies are bestowed in the following categories: best feature, first feature, first screenplay, director, screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), male lead, female lead, supporting male, supporting female, cinematography, international film, documentary, and the Robert Altman award.  The filmmaker grants include the someone to watch award, truer than fiction award, and Piaget producers award.

More details are at

-- Tom O'Neil

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