Australian Directors Guild Moves Awards to December

The Australian Directors Guild has announced that the 40th anniversary ADG Awards have moved to Friday December 3. The Awards will be held live, in person and socially distanced at the Actor’s Centre in Leichhardt.

And to give ADG members the best opportunity for success at this year’s Awards, an additional submission period has been added and entries can now also be made between September 27 and October 1.

This year submissions are invited across 20 categories. The ADG is welcoming any new eligible entries and particularly encouraging new submissions in the following categories: Best Direction in TV or SVOD Drama Serial Episode; Best Direction in an Interactive or Immersive Title; and Best Direction in an Animation Project.

Any Australian Directors’ Guild member can submit for the ADG Awards. The judging panels are drawn from ADG’s Full Members. The ADG also offers a discounted Associate Membership.

Judging across the ADG Awards categories will take place in October, with nominees to be announced in November.

“The Australian production industry deserves a celebration of our talent and resilience and the ADG Awards in this, our 40th year, will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to acknowledge the brilliant work of our directors and their creative collaborators,” says ADG Executive Director Alaric McAusland.

The Awards will be announced at a Gala Luncheon which will also be live streamed nationally and internationally, following the success of last year’s presentation, which was live streamed only, due to Covid restrictions.

A special 1st AD Award will be presented posthumously to the brilliant and much-loved 1st AD JC Clabburn who passed away under tragic circumstances earlier this year.

To submit and for a full list of the 2021 award categories across a wide range of genres and formats as well as for eligibility criteria head here: https://adg.awardsplatform.com


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