Wednesday, May 12

FISA – Someone to Watch Award

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

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Premature Rashaad Ernesto Green

Premature

Rashaad Ernesto Green

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Socrates Alex Moratto

Socrates

Alex Moratto

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Gook Justin Chon

Gook

Justin Chon

2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

The Fits Anna Rose Holmer

The Fits

Anna Rose Holmer

2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

King Jack Felix Thompson

King Jack

Felix Thompson

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

H. Rania Attieh

H.

Rania Attieh

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Newlyweeds Shaka King

Newlyweeds

Shaka King

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Gimme the Loot Adam Leon

Gimme the Loot

Adam Leon

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Without Mark Jackson

Without

Mark Jackson

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Littlerock Mike Ott

Littlerock

Mike Ott

2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Easier with Practice Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Easier with Practice

Kyle Patrick Alvarez

2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

My Effortless Brilliance Lynn Shelton

My Effortless Brilliance

Lynn Shelton

2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Chop Shop Ramin Bahrani

Chop Shop

Ramin Bahrani

2007 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Day Night Day Night Julia Loktev

Day Night Day Night

Julia Loktev

2006 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Cavite Ian Gamazon

Cavite

Ian Gamazon

2005 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Chain Jem Cohen

Chain

Jem Cohen

2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Funny Ha Ha Andrew Bujalski

Funny Ha Ha

Andrew Bujalski

2003 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Paradox Lake Przemyslaw Reut

Paradox Lake

Przemyslaw Reut

2002 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Daydream Believer Debra Eisenstadt

Daydream Believer

Debra Eisenstadt

2001 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Everything Put Together Marc Forster

Everything Put Together

Marc Forster

2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Drylongso Cauleen Smith

Drylongso

Cauleen Smith

1999 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Thirteen David D. Williams

Thirteen

David D. Williams

1998 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

The Headhunter's Sister Scott Saunders

The Headhunter’s Sister

Scott Saunders

1997 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Habit Larry Fessenden

Habit

Larry Fessenden

1996 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day Christopher Munch

Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day

Christopher Munch

1995 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Someone to Watch Award

Clean, Shaven Lodge Kerrigan

Clean, Shaven

Lodge Kerrigan