DGA Awards Screeners FAQ



Each Awards season, studios and distributors send "for your consideration" screeners to DGA members beginning in late Fall. Below, please find answers to frequently asked questions on how the screener program works.



All DGA members in good standing, including retirees, will receive Awards screeners, digital screener notices and screenings mailings. DGA members who are suspended or have not yet paid their Initiation Fee in full are not eligible to receive screeners or to vote for the DGA Awards. If your status changes (i.e., you are no longer suspended or you complete your Initiation Fee payment) or if you are a new member who joined in the midst of the Awards season, you will not be able to receive screeners sent during the period when you were ineligible. Members should make every effort to update their status by September 1 of each calendar year, as screeners are sent out during the Fall through January.




You may receive screeners (physical DVDs), digital screener notices (notices by e-mail or by post with a code that allows you to stream screeners online) as well as screening invitations (notices by e-mail or by post letting you know about screenings in theaters that you can attend). It is the studios and distributors decision whether to make physical or digital screeners available to DGA members.




If you do not want to receive FYC e-mails, you can log-in to the DGA Website, go to "Account Settings" and click on the "E-mail Settings" tab to remove Awards Screeners from your e-mail preferences.

If you do not want to receive FYC outreach by mail (printed invitations and DVDs), please reach out to DGA Web Support at 310-289-2082 or DGAWebSupport@dga.org for further assistance, letting us know which type of screener you no longer wish to receive.

Please note that there may be a slight delay in when you stop receiving screeners depending on when a mailing was approved.




Studios and distributors may send Awards screeners, digital screener notices and screening mailings to DGA members beginning in Fall 2023 and ending in January 2024. The number of screeners DGA members will receive is at the discretion of the studios and distributors. At this time, screeners will be limited to films eligible for the DGA’s Theatrical Feature Film Award.




Awards screeners, digital screener notices and screening mailings will be e-mailed to the e-mail address on file, or mailed to the member home address currently on file with the DGA, unless you have selected a different address as your Awards mailing preference. Screeners cannot be sent to P.O. Box addresses so if you use a P.O. Box, you will need to supply a different mailing address to the DGA.

Some screeners will be sent via Fed-Ex or UPS and will require a signature for delivery. Again, this is at the discretion of the studios and distributors.




Yes. Simply log in to the DGA Website, go to "Account Settings" and click on the "Address Settings" tab to update your Awards mailing preference or change your home address.

If you have any questions, please call the Web Support line at 310-289-2082 or email dgawebsupport@dga.org.




Awards screeners, streaming, download notices and screening mailings will be sent to DGA members via third-party fulfillment houses such as Vision Media Management or Elite Logistics. The DGA will not permit the fulfillment houses to share any DGA member contact information of any type with the studios or distributors or any other individual or entity.




As the 76th DGA Awards season has drawn to a close, we are no longer able to assist with issues related to screeners from 2023. We look forward to helping you next year! Please make sure to keep your email/physical address settings up to date in the meantime.