MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 19, 2013) — Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, in coordination with Film Independent, will present 20 free, members-only screenings of Film Independent Spirit Awards nominated films in January and February of 2014.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the year’s finest achievements. In advance of the Spirit Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on March 1, Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota and Walker Art Center members have a chance to see all of the nominated films in four categories.
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 14 and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and continuing for five consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, the 2014 Spirit Awards nominees in the categories of Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best Documentary and the John Cassavetes Award for best American narrative with a budget under $500,000, will be presented as double features in the acclaimed Walker Cinema. The series opens with a reception and special guests on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.
These are free screenings open exclusively to IFP Minnesota voting members and the Walker Film Society. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see 20 independent vanguard films, many of which have not yet opened theatrically in the Twin Cities.
Octavia Spencer (The Help) and Paula Patton (Precious) will announce nominations on November 26 in Hollywood. The full schedule for the series of Sprit Awards screenings presented by IFP Minnesota, and RSVP information for eligible members, will be available mid-December, 2013.
IFP Minnesota’s presentation of the Film Independent Spirit Awards screening series is supported by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists. Through its education programs, opportunities for individual artists, and regranting programs, IFP MN supports the media arts community as it explores the art, technology, and business of storytelling through media.