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by Marla Lewin

Film Independent which sponsors the Independent Spirit Awards which honor the independent filmmaker gave its awards today.

Best Feature                                                   Fox Searchlight

Black Swan                                                      Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver


Best Director                                                  Fox Searchlight

Darren Aronofsky                                           Black Swan


Best Screenplay                                              Focus Features

The Kids Are All Right                                     Writers: Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko


Best First Feature                                           Sony Pictures Classics

Get Low                                                           Director: Aaron Schneider

                                                                        Producers: David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck


Best First Screenplay                                     IFC Films

Lena Dunham                                                  Tiny Furniture


John Cassavetes Award                                 IFC Films

(For the best feature made under $500,000)    Writers/Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Daddy Longlegs                                              Producers: Casey Neistat, Tom Scott


Best Supporting Female                                 Roadside Attractions

Dale Dickey                                                     Winter’s Bone


Best Supporting Male                                     Roadside Attractions

John Hawkes                                                   Winter’s Bone



Best Female                                                    Fox Searchlight

Natalie Portman                                               Black Swan


Best Male                                                        Fox Searchlight

James Franco                                                   127 Hours


Best Cinematography                                    Fox Searchlight

Matthew Libatique                                           Black Swan


Best Foreign Film                                           The Weinstein Company

The King’s Speech                                           Director: Tom Hooper


Best Documentary                                          Producers Distribution Agency

Exit Through The Gift Shop                             Banksy



Fox Searchlight                                                            5

IFC Films                                                                     2

Roadside Attractions                                                    2

Focus Features                                                             1

Producers Distribution Agency                                    1

Sony Pictures Classics                                                 1

The Weinstein Company                                             1


Here are some interviews before the awards today.


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About MarlaLewinGFV

Lewin Marla
(Global Film Village)

Marla is a producer, playwright, screenwriter, publicist and now a journalist. She attends 12 to 20 film festivals per year. She has spoken on filmmaking at many festivals including Cannes and SXSW.


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