The 38th edition of the Spirit Awards will be adding five television categories to its next edition on April 21, 2021. The new categories will include best new scripted series, new non-scripted or documentary series, male performance, female performance and ensemble cast.
The show will also be returning to longstanding broadcast partner IFC. The submissions for the 2021 program are now officially open.
Mary Sweeney , board chair said, “The independent, diverse creators we’ve supported for decades now straddle the feature and episodic worlds. Our mission supports and celebrates visual storytellers wherever they practice their craft. The addition of TV Spirit Awards recognizes this expansion by celebrating diverse independent, creative voices across platforms.”
Josh Welsh, Film Independent president said, “2020 has been a year of endless change and chaos, so it’s wonderful to be back with our friends at IFC. As tough as this year has been, there’s so much great filmmaking and yes, television, that has sustained us throughout the pandemic. We look forward to celebrating that work at the Spirit Awards in April.”