Movies for Television and Limited Series Entry Form

The DGA Awards celebrates outstanding directorial achievement and we welcome your entry. Here are the Awards guidelines and entry form for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series. You must agree to these rules at the bottom of the page in order to go to the Entry Form.

  1. Director Eligibility: Entries must be directed by a DGA member under a DGA Agreement. A director may enter one program in this category. If you directed part of a Limited Series, submit only the episode you directed. Entries previously designated as a Mini Series will now be included in the “Limited Series” category. A Limited Series is defined as a program that does not have an ongoing season-to-season storyline or series-brand and main characters in subsequent seasons – and is comprised of a minimum of two, and a maximum of thirteen episodes. A Movie for Television is defined as an original program, which tells a story with a beginning, middle and end, and is broadcast in one part. Entries are accepted only from the director of the program.

  2. Eligibility: Only Movies for Television and Limited Series that have originally aired on television or on the internet during the period of March 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are eligible. Programs exhibited theatrically prior to television or internet exhibition are not eligible. DGA-covered programs produced specifically for the internet are eligible. Programs that are only broadcast locally (even if available on the internet) are not eligible.

  3. Length: Entries must have a minimum broadcast format length of approximately one hour.

  4. Credit: The director must have exercised all traditional directorial functions in connection with original photography and received an on-screen “Directed By” credit.

  5. Entry Requirements:

    • The Director must submit a completed DGA Awards entry form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of the entry form.

    • Entries must have a Deal Memorandum on file with the DGA for the project being submitted.

    • For a Limited Series with multiple directors, the director submitting is required to provide a letter from the production company that confirms the series is close ended and will have no additional seasons. Limited Series entries with multiple directors will not be accepted without a letter.

    • Directors who have directed and are entering all episodes of the Limited Series will be required to provide final main and end title credits for each episode of the series with this entry form. Entries which contain all episodes of a Limited Series will not be accepted without the final main and end title credits for each episode.

    • All entries must be received in the Awards office by 6:00 P.M. PST, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021.

  6. Direct-to-DVD/VOD: DGA-covered Direct-to-DVD/VOD projects are eligible to be entered for DGA Awards consideration, provided the Direct-to-DVD/VOD release has been broadcast on television or made available on a subscription consumer pay platform. The television broadcast or internet exhibition on a subscription consumer pay platform must occur within 7 days of the original Direct-to-DVD/VOD offering. The Direct-to-DVD/VOD offering, television broadcast, or internet exhibition must all occur within the same eligibility period.

  7. Judging Process: Movies for Television and Limited Series entries will be placed on a nomination ballot that will be available to the DGA membership for voting online, starting Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The five entries that receive the highest number of votes will be announced as the 2021 DGA Movies for Television and Limited Series Nominees on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Nominees will be required to immediately provide a DVD and a secure password protected HD link of the nominated project with the following specifications: QuickTime Movie in Apple ProRes, 1920 x 1080. These five will then be viewed by a Director-Member Blue Ribbon Panel that will, by secret ballot, select the winner of the 2021 DGA Movies for Television and Limited Series Award. The winner will be announced at the 74th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Should you have any questions, please contact Awards Administrator Maggie Holmes in the DGA Awards Office at or (310) 289-2038.


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DGA Awards Office
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