Call for Entries: Screen Producers Awards 2021
SPA is extending eligibility period over 2 years after no awards in 2020.
The Screen Producers Australia Awards has announced entry rules for 2021.
This year’s awards will also extend eligibility after missing a ceremony in 2020 due to COVID-19 impact. Titles must have been first released between 01 September 2019 and 30 June 2021.
Winners will be announced on the final night of Screen Forever (17-19 November 2021) at The Star Event Centre Gold Coast.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of the SPA Awards,” said SPA CEO Matthew Deaner. “I have been continually impressed with our members’ flexibility, creativity and commitment to their craft over the past twelve months, while adapting to COVID-Safe protocols and finding new and innovative ways to connect with audiences at home and abroad. The Awards represent an opportunity for our industry to celebrate these achievements and look ahead to the bright future for Australian stories.”
After being called off in 2020 due to COVID-19, the SPA Awards return to honour the skill, accomplishment, and imagination of SPA’s members and remain the only awards voted solely by the production businesses who take Australia’s stories to the world.
Since the first SPA Awards were held 2000, many of our nation’s most iconic and prolific producers have walked away winners, including Matchbox Pictures, ITV Studios Australia, Fremantle, Hoodlum, Endemol Shine Australia, Bunya Productions and Aquarius Films.
SPA has just released the 2021 Entry & Category Guidelines. This year achievements will be recognised across eighteen categories, encompassing a wide variety of platforms and genres from Animated Series Production of the Year, to Feature Film Production of the Year, and of course the coveted Media Super Production Business of the Year.
In recognition of the disruptions the pandemic had on production and release schedules, this year’s Awards will feature an extended eligibility period to ensure no business misses out on the chance to enter.
Entries open 1 July. All financial members of SPA are eligible to enter.