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THESE ARE THE INDIE FILMMAKERS WHO EXEMPLIFY THE SPIRIT OF THEIR PREDECESSORS 

OSCAR MICHEAUX SPIRIT AWARD

1884-1951
 
First African American to produce a feature length film "The Homesteader" in 1919 and a sound feature film "The Exile".  After making and marketing over 40 movies, he died while marketing his last movie "The Betrayal" .
 
Pioneer of Independent Film.  Micheaux, the Filmmaker is a symbol of the Artist triumphing over long odds to bring his vision to the public at large while serving in the socially important role of critical spirit.
 
Provided a diverse portfolio of non-stereotyped Black characters: musicials, comedies, westerns, romance, gangsters, while Hollywood was portraying African Americans as Dolts, Uncle Toms, Mammies and Bucks.
 

2006
 
SHAWN WOODARD
 
Writer, Producer, Director, Casting Director, Actor
"Office Outbreak"
 
 

2005-BRANDON WILSON
 
Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
"The Man Who Couldn't"
 

2004-M. DAVID LEE III
 
Writer, Produer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
"Dogme: Potluck"
 

LOIS J. WEBER Spirit Award

1881-1939
 
First woman to direct a full length feature "The Merchant of Venice" in 1914.  She was a Director, Writer, Actress, Producer on over 132 movies.
 

2006-DARLA ENLOW
 
Producer, Director Cinematograher, Editor, Composer, Crew, Actress
"Branded", "Toe Tags"
 
 

2005-DONNA WHEELER
 
Writer, Producer, Director, Crew
"Death of A Saleswoman"
 

SINCE 2000-BARE BONES
International -Script-2-Screen -Independent Film Festivals