Independent Spirit Awards highlights indie film making.

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The Independent Spirit Awards, which focuses on indie film-making, has been taking place.

This year it recognised quite a different crop of films from those that took centre stage at the Oscars.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards was founded in 1984. It was originally known as the FINDIE or Friends of Independents Awards.

The awards are dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the bare budgets of independent films.

Olusola Akintonde