4th Independent Spirit Awards

The 4th Annual Independent Spirit Awards, given by Film Independent, honored the best independent filmmaking of 1988.

Best cinematography

Best Director

Best Feature

  • Hairspray - Rachel Talalay
  • Patti Rocks - Gregory Cummins, Gwen Field
  • Stand and Deliver - Tom Musca
  • The Thin Blue Line - Mark Lipson
  • Torch Song Trilogy - Howard Gottfried

Best Female Lead

Best First Feature

Best Foreign Film

Best Male Lead

Best Screenplay

  • Five Corners - John Patrick Shanley
  • Hairspray - John Waters
  • Patti Rocks - John Jenkins, Karen Landry, David Burton Morris, Chris Mulkey
  • Stand and Deliver - Ramon Menendez, Tom Musca
  • The Moderns - Alan Rodolph, Jon Bradshaw

Best Supporting Female

Best Supporting Male


  • Independent Spirit Awards 1989 at Internet Movie Database
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