Saturday, February 21 LIVE at 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET on IFC
Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced that the 2015 Spirit Awards will be broadcast exclusively on IFC with co-hosts Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award show that celebrates the best of independent film. Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions has been named Executive Producer of this year’s show that will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.
“We wanted to shake things up to mark the 30th anniversary,” said Film Independent President Josh Welsh, “and I think by broadcasting live from the beach we’ll do just that. I could not be more excited to be working with Joel Gallen on this year’s show, and thrilled to be back on IFC, our longtime home.”
“This year’s show combines the excitement and spontaneity of a live broadcast with a festive celebration of the Spirit Awards’ 30th anniversary,” said Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s President. “We’re proud to be Film Independent’s longtime partner in bringing this award show to movie lovers and honoring the talented creators that brought us another great year in film.”