December 4, 2003 |
The abbreviated movie awards season officially kicked off Wednesday when the National Board of Review named Clint Eastwood's emotional drama "Mystic River" the best film of 2003, and the Independent Feature Project announced nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards. Irish director Jim Sheridan's semi-autobiographical drama "In America" led the Spirit nominations with six, including best feature, director and best female lead, for Samantha Morton.
January 13, 1994 |
The Independent Features Project West hopes to be able to announce today its 1993 nominations for its Spirit Awards, traditionally given to the year's more unusual movies. The announcement has been delayed since Tuesday because of a last-minute investigation into the source of some of the financing of one of the nominated films. To be eligible, movies must have been produced with financing other than from the major Hollywood film companies.
September 4, 1991 |
New York City may not have the posh beaches of the Riviera nor its romping topless sun worshipers. But this month it will have its own Gotham-style film fete that organizers hope will one day rival the influence of the Cannes Film Festival. The Lincoln Center Film Society and the Independent Feature Project have joined forces to merge two already high-profile autumn events--the New York Film Festival and the Independent Feature Project market.
September 3, 1996
Independent Feature Project/West will host the West Coast premiere of "American Buffalo," David Mamet's tale of friendship betrayed starring Dennis Franz and Dustin Hoffman, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny, Beverly Hills. Tickets are $50 and benefit IFP/West, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, production and distribution of quality American independent films. Information: (310) 392-8832.
March 23, 1997 |
"Fargo," the dark, comic film about a bungled kidnapping, won six Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday at a Santa Monica ceremony honoring independent films. The movie, nominated for seven Academy Awards including best picture, won for best feature film, director Joel Coen, actress Frances McDormand, actor William H. Macy, screenplay and cinematography. Another Oscar contender, actor-director Billy Bob Thornton, took the best first-feature award for "Sling Blade."