74th Annual DGA Awards Entry Forms

Click the buttons below to access eligibility requirements and the entry forms for each DGA Award category.


   

Eligible films theatrically released during the period of June 15, 2021 through December 31, 2021 do not need to be entered. They are automatically included by the Guild for Theatrical Feature Film Submission. Theatrical Films not produced under the DGA Basic Agreement remain eligible provided the Director of the Film completes an entry form.

  • For films with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of March 1 through June 14, 2021, the deadline is Friday, October 22, 2021.

  • For First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of March 1 through June 14, 2021, the deadline is Friday, October 22, 2021.

  • For First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director entries with a commercial theatrical release during the period of June 15 through December 31, 2021, the deadline is Monday, November 8, 2021.

   
  • For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of March 1 through June 14, 2021, the deadline is Friday, October 22, 2021.

  • For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of June 15 through December 31, 2021, the deadline is Monday, November 8, 2021.

Television & Commercials Entry Forms

  Children's Programming Comedy Series
  Commercials Dramatic Series
  Movies for TV & Limited Series Reality Series
  Variety/Talk/News/Sports Series Variety/Talk/News/Sports Specials

The deadline for all Television and Commercials entries is
Wednesday, December 1, 2021.




Complete DGA Awards Schedule:


THEATRICAL FILM AWARD


Entry Forms for DGA & Non DGA Films available online

Thu., Sep. 30, 2021

For films with a Planned, Scheduled, or Actual Theatrical Release during the period of March 1 through June 14, 2021, the deadline is:

Fri., Oct. 22, 2021 

All eligible films theatrically released during the period of June 15, 2021 through December 31, 2021 will be automatically entered by the DGA.

Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations opens

Wed., Dec. 15, 2021

Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations

Wed., Jan. 26, 2022

Announce Five Theatrical Feature Film Nominees

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Award opens

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

Membership Screenings of Nominated Theatrical Feature Films

Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2022

Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Award

Fri., Mar. 11, 2022


TELEVISION AWARDS


Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online

Thu., Sep. 30, 2021

Deadline for Submitting Television and Commercials entries

Wed., Dec. 1, 2021

Online voting for Television Nominations opens

Wed., Dec. 15, 2021

Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations

Fri., Jan. 21, 2022

Announce All Television and Commercials Nominees

Wed., Jan. 26, 2022


FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD


Entry Forms for First-Time Feature Film Director available online

Thu., Sep. 30, 2021

First-Time Feature Film Entry Forms and HD Link Submissions:

Deadline for First-Time Feature Film entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of March 1, 2021 through June 14, 2021

Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

Deadline for First-Time Feature Film entries with a theatrical release during the period of June 15, 2021 through December 31, 2021

Mon., Nov. 8, 2021

Announce Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022


DOCUMENTARY AWARD


Entry Form for Documentary available online

Thu., Sep. 30, 2021

Documentary Entry Forms and HD Link Submissions:

 

Deadline for Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of March 1, 2021 through June 14, 2021

Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

Deadline for Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of June 15, 2021 through December 31, 2021

Mon., Nov. 8, 2021

Announce Documentary Nominees

Wed., Jan. 26, 2022


74th ANNUAL DGA AWARDS


DGA Awards Ceremony

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Contact
For general information:

DGA Awards Office
310-289-2038
Awards@dga.org

For press inquiries:

Lily Bedrossian,
Executive in Charge of Public Relations
(310) 289-5334
lbedrossian@dga.org
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