It does seem earlyish for Dawn Hudson‘s Film Independent (formerly known as IFP West) to be announcing a final submission date of 10.6.06 for fimls to be considered for the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards. That’s more than three weeks before Halloween…whoa. It’s also eight days earlier than last year’s 10.14.05 deadline, but then the ’07 Spirits are happening earlier also. I’m sure thought was given to this. If you’ve got an indie-type feature coming out in mid-November or early December, you’ll probably have some kind of watchable rough cut on a DVD by early October…no? It doesn’t feel as if the ’06 Spirits happened that long ago, does it? It’s like the world is spinning faster on its axis and we’re all part of a big Superman movie.