INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
THE 16TH ANNUAL IFP/WEST INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
Spring 2001/Santa Monica
SPECIAL FILMMAKERS AWARDS
At the ceremony, IFP/West also presents three filmmaker grants
which will be given to an emerging director, producer, and documentary
filmmaker. Each winner will receive an unrestricted grant of
$20,000...The Movado Someone To Watch Award...The Motorola Producers
Award...and The DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award...
The DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an
emerging director of non-fiction features; a filmmaker of unique
vision and talent who has not yet received significant attention.
The Finalists for the 2001 DirecTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award
are: Vincent Fremont and Shelly Dunn Fremont for Pie in the
Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story; David Shapiro and Laurie Gwen
Shapiro for Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal
Tale; James Ronald Whitney for Just, Melvin; and Jem
Cohen and Peter Sillen for Benjamin Smoke.
Even though the recipients of these grants are picked by committee,
you will still have a chance to see all of the films. Check
the Calendar section for dates and times.
IFP/West Independent Spirit Award nominees
Before Night Falls
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Requiem for a Dream
Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Christopher Guest, Best in Show
Darren Aronofsky, Requiem for A Dream
Julian Schnabel, Before Night Falls
Miguel Arteta, Chuck & Buck...
THE FINALISTS FOR THE 2001 DirecTV/IFC 'TRUER THAN FICTION'
Vincent Fremont and Shelly Dunn Fremont for Pie in the Sky:
The Brigid Berlin Story
David Shapiro and Laurie Gwen Shapiro for Keep the River on
the Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale
James Ronald Whitney for Just, Melvin
Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen for Benjamin Smoke...