Wednesday, June 23

FISA – Best First Screenplay

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

See You Yesterday Fredrica Bailey

See You Yesterday

Fredrica Bailey

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Eighth Grade Bo Burnham

Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani

The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani

2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

The Witch Robert Eggers

The Witch

Robert Eggers

2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Room Emma Donoghue

Room

Emma Donoghue

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Dear White People Justin Simien

Dear White People

Justin Simien

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Nebraska Bob Nelson

Nebraska

Bob Nelson

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Safety Not Guaranteed Derek Connolly

Safety Not Guaranteed

Derek Connolly

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

50/50 Will Reiser

50/50

Will Reiser

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Tiny Furniture Lena Dunham

Tiny Furniture

Lena Dunham

2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Precious Geoffrey Fletcher

Precious

Geoffrey Fletcher

2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Milk Dustin Lance Black

Milk

Dustin Lance Black

2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Juno Diablo Cody

Juno

Diablo Cody

2007 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Little Miss Sunshine Michael Arndt

Little Miss Sunshine

Michael Arndt

2006 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Transamerica Duncan Tucker

Transamerica

Duncan Tucker

2005 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Maria Full of Grace Joshua Marston

Maria Full of Grace

Joshua Marston

2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

The Station Agent Tom McCarthy

The Station Agent

Tom McCarthy

2003 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Secretary Erin Cressida Wilson

Secretary

Erin Cressida Wilson

2002 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Ghost World Daniel Clowes

Ghost World

Daniel Clowes

2001 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Love & Basketball Gina Prince-Bythewood

Love & Basketball

Gina Prince-Bythewood

2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Being John Malkovich Charlie Kaufman

Being John Malkovich

Charlie Kaufman

1999 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Pi Darren Aronofsky

Pi

Darren Aronofsky

1998 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

In the Company of Men Neil LaBute

In the Company of Men

Neil LaBute

1997 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Big Night Joseph Tropiano

Big Night

Joseph Tropiano

1996 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Smoke Paul Auster

Smoke

Paul Auster

1995 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best First Screenplay

Spanking the Monkey David O. Russell

Spanking the Monkey

David O. Russell