|32nd Independent Spirit Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in independent film|
|Date||February 25, 2017|
|Site||Santa Monica Pier|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Nick Kroll|
|Most awards||Moonlight (6)|
|Most nominations||American Honey (6)|
The 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2016, were presented by Film Independent on February 25, 2017. The ceremony was hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney and broadcast live on IFC at 2:00 pm PT. Online streaming service Sundance Nowlive-streamed the Spirit Awards concurrently with the telecast, with an on-demand version available on Sundance Now. The nominees were announced on November 22, 2016.
|Best Feature||Best Director|
|Best Male Lead||Best Female Lead|
|Best Supporting Male||Best Supporting Female|
|Best Screenplay||Best First Screenplay|
|Best First Feature||Best Documentary Feature|
|Best Cinematography||Best Editing|
|Best International Film|
(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)
Recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl's since 1851.
Honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.