The Directors Guild of America is now accepting applications for the 21st annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Minority Directors. The awards honor diverse filmmaking voices from film schools and universities across the country.
Winners receive a $2,500 prize and will have their films screened in a special ceremony at the DGA Theater. Jury award winners get $1,000 and clips from their films will screen at the ceremony.
Past winners include many African American, Asian American, Latino and Women directors including Ryan Coogler for his Sundance and Cannes winner “Fruitvale Station,” Patricia Riggen of the upcoming “The 33,” “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” director John M. Chu and TV director Nicole Kassell (“The Following,” “The Killing,” “The Americans”).
This year’s application period runs from April 22 – October 9, 2015, and the winners in each category will be announced in November. Eligible films must be made in the 2014/2015 school year and 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.
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