Awards at the Free Spirit Festival
The Free Spirit Award was created in 2003 to show appreciation for people working for peace and justice, social, and environmental issues from around the world. The annual award is marked by presentation of a certificate with an inscription summing up the work of the distinguished receiver.
The Free Spirit Film Awards were started with three awards in the inaugural of the annual film festival in 2004. A jury chose the winners in different categories from the pool of films screened at the festival. The Audience Award is decided by festivalgoers. The Free Spirit Film Awards appreciate and celebrate the great works of the filmmakers, and also challenge them to reach new heights.
The Tibetan Music Awards honour Tibetan musicians, singers, and others from the recording industry for their musical and artistic achievements, and encourage excellence in the industry. Started in 2003, the awards are presented every two years, based on albums produced within that time. The winners are elected by the public through online voting on the website MusicTibet.com.