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? 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 is December 21, 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:

Nominee Screeners

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


Spirit Awards voting takes place entirely online. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to begin casting ballots in the weeks prior to the awards ceremony. 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.


Voter resources will be available after the announcement of the 2022 Spirit Awards nominees.

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