The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on February 21, 2015.

Film Independent President Josh Welsh announced the date on August 13 and said nominations will be unveiled on November 25.

“It’s incredible to look back at all the films and filmmakers we’ve celebrated since 1986 when the Awards began,” said Welsh.

“This year is already shaping up to be such a strong year for independent filmmakers and we look forward to recognising their work.

“Also, we are so thrilled to be back on IFC celebrating another remarkable year in independent cinema.”

The Spirit Awards include the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best International Film, Best Documentary and the Robert Altman Award.

The Filmmaker Grants include the Piaget Producers Award, the Truer Than Fiction Award and the Someone to Watch Award.