LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, FIJI Water will serve as the official water of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. FIJI Water, the number one premium bottled water, will head back to the star studded beachfront arrivals carpet to hydrate nominees and guests in style.
FIJI Water has established itself as a staple accessory among the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle communities, with continued presence at major award shows, international film festivals and New York Fashion Week. Drawn from a protected, underground aquifer on the Fijian island of Viti Levu, FIJI Water, with its unique mineral profile and signature soft taste, is bottled directly at the source, ensuring that it is untouched until the cap is unscrewed.
“FIJI Water is excited to continue the partnership with Film Independent,” said David Ricanati, President, FIJI Water. “We are thrilled to take part in an event honoring the creative, cultural and charitable world of cinema.”
The 2015 award show ceremony will mark Film Independent’s 30th anniversary honoring excellence in American independent filmmaking. Inside the gala tent, FIJI Water 1 Liter bottles will adorn every table in their elegant silver sleeves during the televised ceremony, broadcasting live for the first time since 2010 on IFC.
“We are so thankful to FIJI Water for their support and excited to have them back at the Spirit Awards again,” said Film Independent President Josh Welsh. “It’s thanks to the direct support of companies like FIJI that we’re able to produce this great celebration of the best in independent film – for thirty years!”
Nominees for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 25th. For the full list of nominees please visitwww.filmindependent.org/pressreleases. Spirit Award recipients will be announced at the 30th Spirit Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 21, 2014, broadcast exclusively live on IFC at 2 p.m (PT) / 5 p.m (ET).
ABOUT FIJI WATER
FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the number one premium bottled water in the United States. FIJI Water, known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 60 countries. Part of the Roll Global LLC family of companies, FIJI Water supports environmental efforts around the world and in its own backyard through membership in 1% for the Planet. To discover “Earth’s Finest Water,” please visit www.fijiwater.com, like FIJI Water on Facebook, or follow @FIJIWater on Twitter.
ABOUT THE FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
Now in its 30th year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is an annual celebration honoring artist-driven films made with an economy of means by filmmakers whose films embody independence and originality. The Spirit Awards recognizes the achievements of American independent filmmakers and promotes the finest independent films of the year to a wider audience. The winners of the Spirit Awards are voted upon by Film Independent and IFP Members. Awards are given in the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best International Film, Best Documentary and the Robert Altman Award. The Filmmaker Grants include the Piaget Producers Award, the Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award, the LensCrafters Truer Than Fiction Award, and. The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sponsored by Premier Sponsors Piaget, The Lincoln Motor Company, Bank of America, Heineken and IFC. T-Mobile is the Official Arrivals Show Sponsor and FIJI Water is the Official Water of the 2015 Spirit Awards. WireImage is the Official Photographer of Film Independent.