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|34th Independent Spirit Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in independent film|
|Date||February 23, 2019|
|Site||Santa Monica Pier|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Aubrey Plaza|
|Most awards||If Beale Street Could Talk (3)|
|Most nominations||Eighth Grade, First Reformed, We the Animals, and You Were Never Really Here (4)|
The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2018, were presented by Film Independent on February 23, 2019. The nominations were announced on November 16, 2018 by actresses Molly Shannon and Gemma Chan. The ceremony was televised in the United States by IFC, taking place inside its usual tent setting on a beach in Santa Monica, California. It was hosted by Aubrey Plaza.
|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|
|We the Animals|
|You Were Never Really Here|
|3||If Beale Street Could Talk|
|Leave No Trace|
|2||A Bread Factory|
|Can You Ever Forgive Me?|
|Hale County This Morning, This Evening|
|Minding the Gap|
|On Her Shoulders|
|Sorry to Bother You|
(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.
Recognizes mid-career women directors with a body of work that demonstrates uniqueness of vision and a groundbreaking approach to film making. The award includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by American Airlines.
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.