“Middle Of Nowhere” Wins John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000) At Spirit Awards

 The 2013 Spirit Awards celebration is still ongoing at this very moment, as winners are revealed.   Announced just minutes ago, Ava DuVernay’s Middle Of Nowhere won the John Cassavetes Award – which is given to the best feature length film with a budget of under $500,000.

The film’s competition included Breakfast with CurtisMosquita y Mari, Starlet and The Color Wheel.

On the full list of nominess are titles and names that you’ll be familiar with like Beasts Of The Southern Wild (in several categories), Gimme the Loot (for Best First Feature), Rashida Jones (and Will McCormack) for Best First Screenplay (for Celeste and Jesse Forever), Wendell Pierce for Best Male Lead (for his performance in Four), The Central Park Five and The Waiting Room for Best DocumentaryWar Witch(Rebelle) for Best International Film, and Stones in the Sun (for the Piaget Producers Award). 

article by Courtney via indiewire.com

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