Every Film Nominated for an Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award

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. It is named after actor/screenwriter/director John Cassavetes, a pioneer of American independent film.

The year for each movie, as well as each year's winner, are in the notes

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  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The City
  • Compensation
  • Judy Berlin
  • Treasure Island
  • Chuck & Buck
  • Bunny
  • Everything Put Together
  • Groove
  • Our Song
  • Jackpot
  • Acts of Worship
  • Kaaterskill Falls
  • Punks
  • Virgil Bliss
  • Personal Velocity
  • Charlotte Sometimes
  • Dahmer
  • ivansxtc.
  • The Slaughter Rule
  • The Station Agent
  • Anne B. Real
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Pieces of April
  • Virgin
  • Mean Creek
  • Down to the Bone
  • On the Outs
  • Robbing Peter
  • Unknown Soldier
  • Conventioneers
  • Brick
  • Jellysmoke
  • The Puffy Chair
  • Room
  • Quinceañera
  • 12 and Holding
  • Chalk
  • Four Eyed Monsters
  • Old Joy
  • August Evening
  • Owl and the Sparrow
  • The Pool
  • Quiet City
  • Shotgun Stories
  • In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  • Prince of Broadway
  • The Signal
  • Take Out
  • Turn the River
  • Humpday
  • Big Fan
  • The New Year Parade
  • Treeless Mountain
  • Zero Bridge
  • Daddy Longlegs
  • The Exploding Girl
  • Lbs.
  • Lovers of Hate
  • Obselidia
  • Pariah
  • Bellflower
  • Circumstance
  • The Dynamiter
  • Hello Lonesome
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • Breakfast with Curtis
  • The Color Wheel
  • Mosquita y Mari
  • Starlet
  • This Is Martin Bonner
  • Computer Chess
  • Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus
  • Museum Hours
  • Pit Stop
  • Land Ho!
  • Blue Ruin
  • It Felt Like Love
  • Man from Reno
  • Test
  • Krisha
  • Advantageous
  • Christmas, Again
  • Heaven Knows What
  • Out of My Hand
  • Spa Night
  • Free In Deed
  • Hunter Gatherer
  • Lovesong
  • Nakom
  • Life and Nothing More
  • Dayveon
  • A Ghost Story
  • Most Beautiful Island
  • The Transfiguration
  • On the Seventh Day
  • A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of Gold
  • A Bread Factory Part Two: Walk with Me a While
  • Never Goin' Back
  • Sócrates