Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award

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The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award is presented to the creative team of a film budgeted at less than $500,000 by the Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers.wikipedia
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Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature

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Films budgeted higher were eligible for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
In 2000, this category was split into two separate categories: one for films with budgets over $500,000 and a new category, the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award, which was restricted to films with budgets under $500,000.

Mike White (filmmaker)

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Michael Christopher White (born June 28, 1970) is an American writer, actor and producer for television and film and the winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for Chuck & Buck.

Miguel Arteta

Miguel Arteta (born 1965) is a Puerto Rican director of film and television, known for his independent film Chuck & Buck (2000), for which he received the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award, and for the films The Good Girl (2002) and Cedar Rapids (2011).

Daniel Myrick

Daniel Myrick (born September 3, 1963) is an American film director most famous for horror films, especially for co-directing and writing the 1999 psychological horror The Blair Witch Project with Eduardo Sánchez, for which they won the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.

Eduardo Sánchez (director)

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In 1999, Sánchez was joint-recipient of the inaugural Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.

Mary Jane Skalski

Mary Jane Skalski is a film producer based in New York City and winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for The Station Agent.

Polish brothers

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It won the 2001 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award and the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival New American Cinema Award.

Kathryn Tucker (producer)

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She is the winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for The Station Agent (2003) and founder of the RedRover social network.

Tom McCarthy (director)

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The film also won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.

The Blair Witch Project

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The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award awarded The Blair Witch Project its Best Film.

Jacob Aaron Estes

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In his first offering as writer-director, he gained critical acclaim, receiving nominations at various film festivals and winning the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.

Rebecca Miller

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For Personal Velocity, Miller received the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award in 2002, and the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking in 2003.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

It is listed on the National Board of Review's Top 10 Independent Films of 2008, won the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award in 2009 as well as having earned awards at festivals around the world.

John Cassavetes

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It is named after actor/screenwriter/director John Cassavetes, a pioneer of American independent film.
The Independent Spirit Awards named one of their categories after Cassavetes, the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.

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They followed with Chuck & Buck in 2000, for which they won the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for Best Low Budget Feature, and The Good Girl in 2002, starring Jennifer Aniston.

Take Out (2004 film)

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The widely acclaimed film, written and directed by Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou, has been nominated for the John Cassavetes award in the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards.

Ava DuVernay

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DuVernay also won the 2012 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for her work on the film.

Bellflower (film)

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The film was nominated for the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for best feature film made for under

The Slaughter Rule

The film was also nominated for the John Cassavetes Award in the 2003 Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Grand Jury Prize in the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Safdie brothers

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The film won the John Cassavetes Award at the 26th Independent Spirit Awards.

Gary Winick

* 2002 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for producing Personal Velocity