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DGA Student Film Awards Application Period Announced


The Directors Guild of AmericaThe Directors Guild of America announced the application period for the 20th Annual DGA Student Film Awards is now open. The DGA Student Film Awards offer prizes including a $2,500 prize for all category winners, as well as a special ceremony in the DGA Theater where winning films are screened. The winners of the jury awards in each category receive $1,000 and can screen clips of their films at the DGA.

A number of previous winners have gone on to enjoy successful directing careers, including Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station; Patricia Riggen, The 33, Lemonade Mouth and Under the Same Moon; John M. Chu, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and Step Up 3D; Nicole Kassell, The Following, The Killing, The Americans, Suits, The Closer, Cold Case and The Woodsman; Sylvain White, Hawaii Five-0, Person of Interest, Covert Affairs, CSI: Miami and Stomp the Yard.

The 2014 application period runs from April 7 – Oct. 6. The winners in each category will be announced in November. Eligible films must be made in the 2013/2014 school year (September 2013 through August 2014), and must be produced as a student project under the supervision of a faculty member. Dramas, comedies and documentaries are all eligible. Animated and experimental films are not eligible. Applicants must be enrolled in, or be a recent (one-year) graduate from, an accredited post-secondary institution in California or a DGA-selected university offering a degree in film or television.

For more information or to download an application, please visit

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