About the Festival

Now called the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the show is produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization whose mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent Members vote to determine the winners of the Spirit Awards.


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It Felt Like Love

Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will \"sleep with anyone\" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.

Run Time: 82 min Release: 2013

Director: Eliza Hittman

Stars: Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni, Ronen Rubinstein, Jesse Cordasco