LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2015) – For the third consecutive year, FIJI Water will serve as the official water of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. FIJI Water, the number one premium bottled water brand in the United States, will head back to the beach to hydrate nominees and guests at the 31st annual Film Independent Spirit Awards honoring excellence in American independent filmmaking.
FIJI Water will be served to guests upon arrival, available in all on-site hospitality suites and featured on every table during the televised ceremony. FIJI Water has long established itself among the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle communities, with continued presence at select high-profile events annually including 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 features naturally occurring silica and electrolytes, which creates the soft mouthfeel and distinctive taste that appeals to discerning consumers and top chefs alike.
“FIJI Water is proud to once again partner with Film Independent to celebrate a signature event in the awards season calendar,” said Clarence Chia, Vice President of Marketing, FIJI Water. “We are thrilled to take part in honoring the creative, cultural and charitable world of cinema.”
Nominees for the 31st Film Independent Spirit awards were announced on Tuesday, November 24th. For the full list of nominees please visit http://www.spiritawards.com/nominees/. Spirit Award recipients will be announced at the 31st Spirit Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 27, 2016, broadcast exclusively live on IFC at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET.
About FIJI Water
FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 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. To discover Earth’s Finest Water, please visit www.fijiwater.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.
About the Film Independent Spirit Awards
Now in its 31st 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 and Best Documentary. The Filmmaker Grants include the Piaget Producers Award, the Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award and the Truer Than Fiction Award. The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sponsored by Premier Sponsors Piaget, Bank of America, Heineken, American Airlines, Jaguar and IFC. FIJI Water is the Official Water of the 2016 Spirit Awards. WireImage is the Official Photographer of Film Independent.