Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions returns for his fourth year as executive producer and director, while producer Shawn Davis returns for his 16th show. Danielle Federico and Andrew Schaff will be co-producing the awards, which celebrate the best of independent film.
In addition to the IFC broadcast, the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be live streamed on Facebook Watch. That version of the show will be hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney and air via the Film Independent Spirit Awards show page on Facebook Watch at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT.
The live stream coverage offers interviews on the Spirit Awards’ blue carpet, as well as arrival highlights and Spirit Awards moments.
During the live show’s commercial breaks, the community viewing the Spirit Awards on Facebook Watch will see celebrity “VIP-Pee” interviews held outside the venue’s backstage bathrooms. Fans will be able to interact with talent at both the “VIP-Pee” and the arrivals blue carpet by commenting during the Facebook Live.
The full list of presenters for the 2018 ceremony includes Fred Armisen, Chadwick Boseman, Alison Brie, Carrie Brownstein, Timothée Chalamet, John Cho, Jason Clarke, Zoey Deutch, Ava DuVernay, Beanie Feldstein, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Danai Gurira, Jon Hamm, Ethan Hawke, Lil Rel Howery, Spike Lee, Ben Mendelsohn, Janelle Monáe, Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Olsen, Robert Pattinson, Salma Hayek Pinault, Margot Robbie, Amanda Seyfried, Molly Shannon, Sarah Silverman, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Lena Waithe. Sunflower Bean will be the house band during the event.
Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps that can be found at videoapp.fb.com.
In addition to producing the Spirit Awards, Film Independent produces the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA Film Series, a year-round, weekly program that offers unique cinematic experiences for the Los Angeles creative community and the general public.