DGA Makes Temporary Exception to Exclusive Theatrical First-Run Rule for 74th Annual Awards

74th DGA Awards

September 24, 2021

Los Angeles — The Directors Guild of America National Board at its recent meeting made the decision to temporarily alter its 2022 DGA Awards eligibility criteria for its Theatrical Film Award. The change will allow films that receive a ‘day and date’ release to be eligible for the award if they have a qualifying theatrical run and are marketed as a theatrical film. The National Board made this decision due to the unique and unusual circumstances facing the industry this year.

The exception is being made only for the upcoming 74th Annual DGA Awards. The Guild’s rule requiring an exclusive qualifying theatrical run remains in effect for the 75th Annual DGA Awards.

Precise eligibility rules and entry forms will be released soon.

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