Film Independent presented the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards today in Santa Monica, California, which was hosted by Seth Rogen. The ceremony was streamed live through Yahoo! Movies and will air on IFC at 10 PM ET/PT. You can take a look at the full list of nominees and winners below.

Best Feature (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not listed)

Best First Feature (Award given to the director and producer)

Best First Screenplay

John Cassavetes Award - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not listed

  • Pariah - Writer/Director: Dee Rees Producer: Nekisa Cooper
  • Bellflower - Writer/Director: Evan Glodell Producers: Evan Glodell, Vincent Grashaw
  • Circumstance - Writer/Director: Maryam Keshavarz Producers: Karin Chien, Maryam Keshavarz, Melissa M. Lee
  • Hello Lonesome - Writer/Director/Producer: Adam Reid
  • The Dynamiter - Writer: Brad Ingelsby Director: Matthew Gordon Producers: Kevin Abrams, Matthew Gordon, Merilee Holt, Art Jones, Mike Jones, Nate Tuck, Amile Wilson

Best Cinematography

Best Documentary (Award given to the director and producer)

  • The Interrupters - Director/Producer: Steve James Producer: Alex Kotlowitz
  • An African Election - Director/Producer: Jarreth J. Merz
  • Bill Cunningham New York - Director: Richard Press Producer: Philip Gefter
  • The Redemption of General Butt Naked - Director/Producers: Eric Strauss, Daniele Anastasion
  • We Were Here - Director/Producer: David Weissman

Best International Film (Award given to the director)

Piage Producers Award - The 15th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.

Someone To Watch Award - The 18th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.

  • Mark Jackson - Without
  • Simon Arthur - Silver Tongues
  • Nicholas Ozeki - Mamitas

Truer Than Fiction Award - The 17th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.

  • Heather Courtney - Where Soldiers Come From
  • Danfung Dennis - Hell and Back Again
  • Alma Har'el - Bombay Beach

Robert Altman Award - (Given to one film's director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)