Submit your film or series for consideration for the upcoming Film Independent Spirit Awards.


The Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

2021 Spirit Awards submissions are now open.

If you’re interested in submitting your film or TV series, please review the official rules, regulations and eligibility requirements for the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards:

Rules, Regulations and Eligibility – FILM (PDF)
Rules, Regulations and Eligibility – TELEVISION (PDF)

Start your submission using the corresponding Spirit Awards submission form below:

2021 Film Submissions

2021 Television Submissions

Early Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Film submissions only)
Regular Deadline: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Final Deadline: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Arts Circle and Filmmaker Pro Members receive extended early rates on Spirit Awards submissions, and get extra time to submit their film/series. Join today.

Extended Film Independent Member Deadline: Friday, November 20, 2020

For more information, visit our Spirit Awards FAQ page. If you have additional questions, feel free to send us an email:

Film Submissions
Alisa Juarez, Nominations Coordinator

TV Submissions
Anikka Sellz, TV Nominations Manager