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Attention, Filmmakers: The 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Announces Open Call for Entries

Attention, Filmmakers: The 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Announces Open Call for Entries

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It’s that time of the year for aspiring filmmakers, as the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards is opening its call for entries. The renowned independent film awards has celebrated and bolstered filmmakers including the Coen Brothers, David O. Russell, Christopher Nolan and many more big industry names. 

The Film Independent Spirit Awards include the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best Screenplay, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best International Film, and Best Documentary. 

The Filmmaker Grants, for emerging filmmakers, include the Producers Award, the Truer Than Fiction Award and the Someone to Watch Award. 

Filmmakers can check out the rules and regulations on the official site, and start gearing up for the 2016 festival. 

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