Information, details and resources for eligible 2021 Spirit Awards voters
Only Film Independent Members vote to determine the winners of the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. If you’re passionate about film, we urge you to join and make your voice heard – Vote for Independents!
Not a Member? The deadline to vote in 2021 has passed, but you can join today to vote for the winners of the 2022 Spirit Awards, and receive full voter benefits.
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to join Film Independent as a Member eligible for 2021 Spirit Awards voting privileges and benefits was February 11, 2021.
Special screening privileges are available to voting Members during Spirit Awards season. Film Independent strives to provide an equitable opportunity for all nominated films to be seen. Here’s how:
Members are invited to view digital titles of participating nominated films online, through Film Independent’s Nominee Screening Room portal, or receive DVD screeners by mail directly from the nominees/distributors. Providing screeners is optional for nominees, but many choose to participate.
Awards Season Experiences
Members receive special invitations* to a variety of awards season experiences highlighting nominated films and more. From exclusive virtual Q&As to special screenings and events, you’ll revel in this celebratory time of year.
* Offered at the discretion of each nominee; subject to event capacity/availability
HOW TO VOTE
Spirit Awards voting takes place entirely online. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to begin casting ballots in Spring 2021. Ballots (one per eligible voter) are cast via a secure third-party website and tabulated by Integrity Voting Systems.
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.
- View the 2021 Spirit Awards Nominee Categories
- View/download the 2021 Nominee Summary (PDF)
- Spirit Awards voting period: March 29 – April 9, 2021