In a strong effort to eliminate paper and energy waste, Film Independent has partnered with independent film discovery and distribution company B-Side to offer online streaming of nominated films of the 2008 Spirit Awards. Members who wish to vote much register online by December 1, 2007. Only registered Film Independent members and IFP chapter members will receive voter information and the official ballot, which they can choose to submit online or by mail. Registered voters will also have access to view nominated films streaming online provided by B-Side. "B-Side is the perfect fit for our company's efforts in greening the Spirit Awards as they have the capabilities and technology to help us execute our goal of moving towards a greener way of doing things," said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. The nominations for the Spirit Awards are announced Tuesday, November 27, at the Sofitel LA Hotel in Los Angeles, with the ceremony taking place in Santa Monica on February 23, 2008. [Peter Knegt]