Organisers behind the 28th Film Independent Spirit Awards made the announcement on Tuesday (14).

The location of the event will be announced shortly. The 2012 Spirits took place in Santa Monica when The Artist (pictured) won best feature, best director, best male lead and best cinematography.

Nominations will be unveiled on Nov 27. Awards are handed out for: best feature, best first feature, best first screenplay, best director, best screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best narrative feature made for a budget under $500,000), best male lead, best female lead, best supporting male, best supporting female, best cinematography, best international film, best documentary and the Robert Altman Award. 

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