Information, details and resources for eligible 2019 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! Plus Los Angeles-based Members have the opportunity to see every nominated film theatrically, for free, starting in January 2019.

Not a Member? Join by December 6, 2018 to receive full voter benefits.


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:

Nominee Screening Series

Voting Members and a guest can attend free screenings of all of the nominated films here in Los Angeles, at ArcLight Cinemas Culver City. Many screenings include a conversation with the filmmakers and/or cast.

More details will be available on our Screening Series page soon.

Nominee Screeners

Spirit Award nominees are invited to provide screeners to Members – digitally or on DVD – for voting consideration. Members have the opportunity to view these nominated films in the comfort of their own homes and add them to their personal libraries.

PLEASE NOTE: This benefit only applies to active Members who are paid and current as of December 6, 2018 and have completed the Spirit Awards Screener Agreement.


Spirit Awards voting takes place entirely online. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to begin casting ballots in early February 2019. 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.


Coming soon.