Information, details and resources for eligible 2018 Spirit Awards voters


Only Film Independent Members vote to determine the winners of the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. Anyone passionate about film is eligible to join and participate as a voter. PLUS – Los Angeles-based Members have the opportunity to see every nominated film theatrically, for free, starting in January 2018.

You must be a Member by January 19, 2018 to be eligible to vote for the winners of the 2018 Spirit Awards.

Not a Member? Learn about Membership and join today.


Spirit Awards voting takes place entirely online. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to begin casting ballots at 12:00 am PST on February 3, 2018. Ballots (one per eligible voter) are cast via a secure third-party website and tabulated by Integrity Voting Systems.

VOTING BEGINS: February 3, 2018, 12:00 am PST
FINAL DEADLINE: February 16, 2018, 5:00 pm PST

Voters are strongly encouraged to vote only for nominees in categories in which they have seen ALL nominated films. Ballots will still be valid if a category is skipped.


2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards voting is now closed.