The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be broadcast exclusively on IFC on February 25, 2017, LIVE at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET. This year marks the 32nd edition of the awards show that celebrates the best of independent film. Nominees will be announced at a press conference held at the W Hotel hosted by Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Girl on the Train, Gold) and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child, The Secret Life of Pets, Gifted) on Tuesday, November 22.
“Edgar Ramirez and Jenny Slate are the perfect duo to announce this year’s Spirit Award nominees,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent. “Looking at the all films this year, it’s clear that artist-driven film is alive and well and we look forward to celebrating with the independent film community on the beach on February 25th and on IFC! Once again the show will be back in the capable hands of Emmy award nominated EP and Director Joel Gallen.”
Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions returns for his third year as executive producer of the show held in its usual tent on the beach in Santa Monica, just north of the Santa Monica Pier. Producer Shawn Davis returns for his 15th show and Rick Austin returns for his third year as producer.