Film Independent formerly known as IFP (Independent Feature Project West )
Keynote speakers: Jodie Foster, Francis Ford Coppola
Master of Ceremonies: Buck Henry
Presenter - Best Foreign Picture: Beata Pozniak
“Robert Altman will be honored with the John Cassavetes Award during the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony March 28 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. The Cassavetes Award is given to the filmmaker "whose work has significantly extended the possibilities of film art. Independent Feature Project West, which puts on the informal awards show, also announced that Danny Aiello, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mimi Rogers, Mario Van Peoples, Beata Pozniak, John Glover, Larry Fishburne,
Anthony Hopkins, Sofia Coppola, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Depp, have been
added as celebrity presenters for the seventh annual event”.