Spirit Awards

Directors Close-Up 2021

Spirit Awards

Directors Close-Up 2021

Year after year, the Directors Close-Up series offers filmmakers and film lovers the unique opportunity to hear from and interact with the most prominent talent in independent film and television, and their collaborators.

Taking place every Wednesday from March 3 through April 21, each week of the DCU will feature a special celebration of the directors and creators nominated for the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

This year’s series will feature incredible Spirit Award-nominated artists, including:

Radha Blank (The Forty-Year-Old Version)
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
Emily V. Gordon (Little America)
Eliza Hittman (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)
Steve James (City So Real)
Kirsten Johnson (Dick Johnson is Dead)
Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)
Steve McQueen (Small Axe)
Kumail Nanjiani (Little America)
Channing Godfrey Peoples (Miss Juneteenth)
Kelly Reichardt (First Cow)
Andy Siara (Palm Springs)
Alice Wu (The Half of It)
Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

View the Directors Close-Up Schedule page for more details.

Closed captioning will be available for all Directors Close-Up events.

Series Passes

$49 for Film Independent Members
$99 for non-Members
FREE for Arts Circle / Filmmaker Pro Members

Directors Close-Up series passes are available now. Click the ‘DCU Series Pass’ button at the top of the page, or get your pass here.

Plus, don’t worry if you miss a session… all DCU events will be available on demand, exclusively to passholders, after the series concludes on April 21.

Single Tickets

$10 for Film Independent Members
$15 for non-Members

A limited number of single tickets will be made available via this event page, the Friday prior to each individual DCU event. Click the ‘Single Tickets’ button at the top of the page for more.
Please note: No refunds or exchanges for Directors Close-Up passes purchased after March 2, 2021. All individual ticket sales are final. DCU schedule, content, speakers and moderators are subject to change.

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