2017 ADG Awards

Friday 2nd of December, 2016 12:00AM AEST

Friday 3rd of March, 2017 11:25PM AEST

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You must have a valid ADG membership to enter this competition.




The ADG Awards were established in order to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution by Australian Directors in the fields of film, television and new media platforms.

The annual Australian Directors Guild Awards are the only peer-judged awards for directors. These prestigious Awards cover the breadth of screen directing, with categories across feature film, documentary, television, Subscription Video on Demand, commercial, short film, animation, online and music video.



Rules and Regulations

Please read the ADG Awards Rules and Regulations before submitting your project. 

Click here to download the 2017 ADG Awards Official Rules and Regulations.

For any queries regarding the rules and regulations, please contact awards@adg.org.au or call 02 9555 7045.



How to Submit

  1. Only current ADG members can submit an application to the ADG Awards. Members can login using a unique username and password to access their account and submissions form.
  2. Application will be automatically saved during the process and members / applicants can make revision on the entry as long as the project has not been submitted. ADG Team cannot make any amendments to the entries on applicant’s behalf.
  3. Applicant must pay the full amount of the submission fee in order to finalise the submission according to the category s/he is applying. Please refer to the rules and regulations for the submission fee details.




There are 17 categories that members can apply for:

  1. Best Direction of a Feature Film
  2. Best Direction of a Short Film
  3. Best Direction of a Student Film
  4. Best Direction of a Documentary Feature
  5. Best Direction of a Documentary Series
  6. Best Direction of a Documentary Short Subject
  7. Best Direction of a Film made for TV or SVOD
  8. Esben Storm Award for Best Direction of a Children's TV or SVOD Drama
  9. Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Drama Series
  10. Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Drama Serial
  11. Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Mini Series
  12. Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Comedy Program
  13. Best Direction of an Online Drama Project
  14. Best Direction of an Online Comedy Project
  15. Best Direction of an Animation Project
  16. Best Direction of Commercial Content
  17. Best Direction of a Music Video



Key Dates

  • 23 December 2016 - Early Bird Submissions close
  • 11 February 2017 - Regular Submission close
  • 3 March 2017 - Extended Submission close
  • April 2017 - Nominees Announced
  • May 2017 - 2017 ADG Awards Ceremony



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