35th Independent Spirit Awards
The 35th ceremony of the Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2019, will be presented by Film Independent on February 8, 2020. The nominations were announced on November 21, 2019, by actresses Zazie Beetz and Natasha Lyonne. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by IFC, taking place inside its usual tent setting on a beach in Santa Monica, California.
|35th Independent Spirit Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in independent film|
|Date||February 8, 2020|
|Site||Santa Monica Pier|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Most nominations||The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems (5)|
Winners and nominees
|Best Feature||Best Director|
|Best Male Lead||Best Female Lead|
|Best Supporting Male||Best Supporting Female|
|Best Screenplay||Best First Screenplay|
|Best First Feature||Best Documentary Feature|
|Best Cinematography||Best Editing|
|Best International Film|
Films with multiple nominations and awards
|4||Give Me Liberty|
|The Last Black Man in San Francisco|
|The Third Wife|
|See You Yesterday|
(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)
Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award
Recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl's.
The BONNIE Award
Recognizes mid-career women directors with a body of work that demonstrates uniqueness of vision and a groundbreaking approach to film making. The award includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by American Airlines.
Piaget Producers Award
Honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
- Mollye Asher
- Krista Parris
- Ryan Zacarias
Truer than Fiction Award
Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
- Daniel D'Alessandro (November 21, 2019). "Spirit Award Nominations: A24 Leads For 4th Straight Year With 18 Noms As 'Uncut Gems' & 'The Lighthouse' Come Up Big". Deadline. Deadline. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
- Lewis, Hilary (November 21, 2019). "Film Independent Spirit Awards: 'Uncut Gems,' 'The Lighthouse' Lead Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 26, 2019.