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* ADG key dates are subject to change
** See bottom for acronyms

~ OCTOBER ~

1
AMPAS- Foreign Lang., live action short and animated short entries due
CAS- entry forms avail online

3
ACE- Submissions for noms start

5
ANNIE- deadline to receive entry forms

9
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards- Final Submissions due

12
WGA- TV and Paul Selvin scripts due

17
BFI- London film Fest starts

18
HPFA- Final screening of TV entries

20
LAFCA- votes on annual career achievement award

22
CAS- entry submission forms mailed
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards- voter registration begins
IFP – noms announced

26
ANNIE- nom judging materials due

29
ADG- TV and commercial submissions forms mailed

30
SAG- submissions due

~ NOVEMBER ~

1
AFI Fest presented by Audi starts
AFI- TV submission forms due
BFI London Film Fest ends
BAFTA/LA-Britannia Awards
Hollywood Post Alliance Awards

2
PGA- TV noms end

3
EFA- noms announced

5
CSA- Artios Awards
MPSE & American Cinematheque- Sound show

9
HFPA- Golden Globe entry forms due
AFI- Film Submission forms due

11
AFI Fest presented by Audi ends

12
IPA- TV entry forms due
WGA- preliminary voting begins

14
HFPA- Cecil B. DeMille/ Miss Golden Globe announced

16
MPSE- entry forms available online
NAACP- submission offices closed

19
IPA- film entry forms due

21
WGA- videogame writing submissions due

22
BAFTA – deadline for film entry
IPA- DVD/New Media noms announced

27
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards- noms announced
IFP Gotham Awards
SAG- nom ballot mailed

29
DGA- TV, commercial and documentary entry forms due

30
ADG- TV and commercial submissions due
HFPA- nom ballots mailed
IPA- award noms announced
PGA- Motion picture and long form TV eligibility due
WGA- TV eligibility ends

~ DECEMBER ~

1
European Film Awards
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards-voter registration ends

2
HSUS Genesis Awards- submissions for works from Jan.-Nov.07 are due

3
AMPAS- official screen credit forms due
ADG- TV and commercial submissions reviewed
ANNIE- noms announced
BFCA- nom ballots sent
DGA- feature film nom ballots mailed
WGA- Preliminary ballots end

4
WGA- documentary screenplay submissions due

5
BAFTA- Voting info sent to members
DGA- Dinner reservation forms mailed
HFPA-Final screening of featured films
NBR- honorees announced
WGA- preliminary screen ballots mailed/ avail online

6
WGA- TV, Radio & Promo noms announced

7
ACE- submissions for noms end
BFCA- nom ballots due
CAS- nom ballots due
IDA- Awards luncheon
Int’l Documentary Association Awards
MPSE- entry forms due for submissions aired or released from Jan 07-Nov.07
PGA- motion picture and long form TV ballots avail. Online

8
IDA- Docufest

9
HSUS Genesis Awards- Cast & Crew party
LAFCA- voting and winners announced

10
BAFTA-round 1 of voting starts at 10:00am
HFPA- nom ballots due
NAACP- nom ballots sent

11
BFCA-award noms announced

12
DGA- TV nom ballots mailed

13
HFPA- golden globe noms announced

14
ACE- noms ballots mailed

16
AFI- award honorees announced
IPA’s Satellite Awards

18
SAG- nom ballots due

19
CAS- nom ballots sent
MPSE- film nom ballots mailed

20
SAG- noms announced

21
ADG- noms ballots mailed
HSUS Genesis Awards- on air submissions due

24
OFCS- nom ballots start

26
AMPAS- nom ballots mailed
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – voter information packet mailed
HFPA- final ballots mailed

28
SAG- final ballots mailed

31
WGA- theatrical eligibility ends

~ JANUARY ~

1
OFCS- nom ballots due and final voting starts

2
NAACP- nom ballots due

3
AMPAS- VFX branch steering committee choose 7 films for vfx bakeoff
BAFTA- Round 1 of voting ends at 12:00pm
BFCA – final nom ballots sent to members
DGA- TV nom ballots due
Palm Spring Int’l film fest begins

4
BAFTA- Round 2 of voting starts
CAS- nom ballots due
MPSE-Entry forms for submissions aired or released in Dec. 2007 due

5
BFCA- final ballots due
VES- award counsel votes

7
BFCA – Critics’ Choice Awards
DGA- Feature Film nom ballots due
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – Screening starts in NY
OFSC- final voting ends
VES- noms announced
WGA- preliminary screen ballots due/ online ends

8
ACE- nom ballots due
DGA- feature film award noms announced and final ballots mailed
Online Film Critics Society Awards

9
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – Screenings start LA and NY
HFPA- final ballots due
NAACP – nominee press conference

10
ADG- noms ballots due
CAS- final 5 noms announced
DGA- TV, commercial & documentary award noms announced
WGA- screen noms announced

11
ACE- Award noms announced
ADG- Awards noms announced
American Film Institute Awards luncheon
PGA- motion picture and long form TV ballots end
WGA- final screen & TV voting period begins

12
AMPAS- noms polls close at 5pm pst
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – Noms BBQ
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

13
HFPA- Golden Globe Awards

14
ADG – final nom ballots mailed
BAFTA- Round 2 voting ends
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – online voting begins
DGA- nominated film screenings starts
PGA- award noms announced and final ballots available
Palm Springs Int’l Film Fest closes

15
ANNIE- online balloting begins
National Board of Reviews Awards gala ceremony

16
AMPAS- Oscar vfx bakeoff
BAFTA -Award noms announced and final voting starts
WGA- nom screening series start

17
Sundance Film Fest opens

18
ACE- Final ballots mailed
DGA- nominated film screenings end. Dinner reservation forms due
MPSE-all nom ballots due
CAS- Final ballots mailed

20
BAFTA – commencement of jury/membership screenings

21
NAACP- online voting begins
FISA- Ballots mailed out

22
AMPAS noms announced

23
WGA- nom screening series end
DGA- Meet the noms: TV

24
DGA- Meet the noms: commercial

25
DGA- Feature film noms ballots due. Meet the noms: docu
MPSE- award noms published
SAG- final ballots due
VES- online voting starts

26
ACE- Blue Ribbon screening
Director’s Guild Awards Dinner

27
ACE- Blue ribbon screening
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Sundance Film Fest closes

30
AMPAS- final ballots mailed
MPSE- final ballots mailed
WGA- dinner ticket reservations due

~ FEBRUARY ~

1
ACE- final ballots end
ANNIE – online balloting ends
PGA- final ballots end

2
PGA- noms breakfast
Producer’s Guild Awards

3
BAFTA jury and membership screenings end

4
AMPAS- noms luncheon
BAFTA final voting ends
WGA- screen & TV voting period ends

5
VES- online voting closes

7
Berlin Film Fest starts
WGA- Beyond Words (noms panel & reception)

8
Annie Awards
BAFTA- nominated films are open to the general public
CAS- Final ballots due

9
AMPAS scientific and technical achievement awards
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – paper ballots postmark deadline
NAACP- noms luncheon
Writers Guild Awards

10
BAFTA awards
Visual Effects Society Awards

13
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – online voting ends

14
ADG- Final ballots due to CPA
ADG- Architectural Digest Gala for Oscar noms (prod. des./set decorators)

16
IDA- Docu day in NY
Art Directors Guild Awards
Cinema Audio Society Awards

17
ACE Eddie Awards
Berlin Film Fest ends

19
AMPAS- final polls close at 5pm pst

20
IDA- Oscar reception
MPSE- final ballots due

21
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards – nom reception

22
MPSE- student nom screening

23
ADG- panel w/ Oscar noms for Art Direction
IDA- Docu day in LA
Film Independent’s Spirit Awards
MPSE- Golden Reel Awards

24
Academy awards

26
NAACP- Hollywood Bureau Symposium & Reception

28
NAACP- Nominee Pre-show Gala

29
NAACP Image Awards

~ MARCH ~

29
HSUS- Genesis Awards

~ ACRONYMS ~

ACE
American Cinema Editors

ADG
Art Directors Guild

AFI
American Film Institute

AMPAS
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

BAFTA
British Academy of Film & Television Arts

BAFTA/LA
British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles

BFCA
Broadcast Film Critics Assn.

CAS
Cinema Audio Society

CSA
Casting Society of America

EFA
European Film Academy

DGA
Directors Guild of America

HFPA
Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

HPA
Hollywood Post Alliance

HSUS
Humane Society of the U.S.

IDA
Intl. Documentary Assn.

IFP
Independent Feature Project (Gotham Awards)

IPA
Intl. Press Assn.

LAFCA
Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.

MPSE
Motion Picture Sound Editors

NAACP
National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People

NBR
National Board of Review

OFCS
Online Film Critics Society

PGA
Producers Guild of America

SAG
Screen Actors Guild

VES
Visual Effects Society

WGA
Writers Guild of America