Australian Directors' Guild

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This year we are celebrating 40 years of the Australian Directors' Guild. Become a member to participate in an exciting calendar of exclusive ADG member programs and events.



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Sydney, Monday 12th December 2022  

5pm AEDT

Current Full (Established and Emerging) Members of Australian Directors’ Guild are invited to attend the 2022 ADG Annual General Meeting and to consider and vote on the following agenda items: 

1. Minutes of the Previous Annual General Meeting in 2021;  

2. Presentation of the 2022 Audited Accounts;  

3. Report from the President;  

4. Report from the Executive Director;  

5. Other Business  

Minutes of the 2021 AGM and 2022 Audited Accounts are now available to Full ADG Members on the ADG website Member Hub. Please email the ADG office at if you wish us to email you any of these documents prior to the AGM.  

Members planning to attend are encouraged to email an RSVP to A Zoom link will be sent via email.   



The Australian Directors' Guild has today announced the nominees for the 2022 ADG Awards.  

It's a breakthrough year at the Awards for women directors in Australia.

Read the full press release here

The full list of nominees is available on the Awards page here

The ADG is assisting Draw Your Own Box Productions with an urgent call-out for directors for their feature-length production entitled Carmen & Bolude, expected to commence preproduction in Sydney from April 2023. Interested Australian-resident director’s meeting their selection criteria and with the requisite experience in the budget-range and genre should email an expression of interest including a short introductory cover letter, their CV and/or IMDb Links to with the subject Carmen & Bolude Call-out before 1st November 2022.



Production Company: Draw Your Own Box Productions

Production Title: Carmen & Bolude

Genre: Buddy-Comedy

Budget: $3/4M (AUD)

Format: Feature Length



Best friends Carmen and Bolude must travel from Spanish-Harlem, NYC to Sydney, Australia, wherethey have ten days to collect 100 ‘welcomes’ sothat Bolude’s traditional Nigerian father will agree to let her marry an Australian. Based on true events.


Target Schedule:

Sydney: 4x5x6 weeks (pre x shoot x post) in April/May 2023

With 1 week International Location TBC.


Selection Criteria:

Australian female director who is of Indigenous Latin-American or African heritage, and who has experience, credibility and marketability directing narrative feature comedies at the $3/4M budget level.

2022 ADG AWARDS - SAVE THE DATE - 08.12.2022

Please go to Awards page for updates. 


Applications Closed on 30 September

The ADG CREDIT MAKER Applications are now closed.

Best wishes to everyone who has applied. 

If a Production Company or Director would like to offer a placement, they can fill out an expression of interest (EOI) form here

Read the full press release here

The Australian Directors' Guild, Australian Cinematographers Society and WIFT Australia 

invite the screen community to:

Solidarity with Ukrainian Filmmakers

DATE: Saturday, 6 August 2022

TIME: 2pm-3pm (AEST)

REGISTRATION: Registration is FREE but required.

Everyone in the screen industry is invited to attend this webinar to hear directly from five Ukrainian filmmakers about the challenges they are facing and how we can provide practical support. For more details click here


Leading Australian actors, directors, writers, producers and crew joined together last night for the national re-launch of the Make it Australian campaign at the Sydney Film Festival Hub in Sydney Town Hall and online. 

Joining the industry were the new Minister for the Arts, the Hon Tony Burke MP and Minister for Communications, and the Hon Michelle Rowland MP to show their support for seeing more Australian stories on our screens. Tony Burke addressed the gathering and both Ministers received a rapturously warm welcome for their attendance and words of support.

The screen industry was represented by actor/writer/producer Leah Purcell, director Gillian Armstrong, actor Justine Clarke, director Kriv Stenders and producer/writer/director Monica O’Brien.

Read more HERE

Link to media release HERE.

Make It Australian is presented by:

Australian Directors’ Guild launches its ‘DIRECTORY’  


SYDNEY, FEBRUARY 22ND 2022: The ADG today announced the launch of a first of its type searchable database showcasing Australia’s directorial talent; Its ‘DIRECTORY’ is designed as a new resource to benefit both its members and the wider screen community.  

The ADG is holding an online launch event on the 25th of February to provide information about its DIRECTORY’ with ADG President Rowan on-hand to officially launch the initiative.  

“Our Directory is part of ADG’s efforts to support the career aspirations of all members, no matter what stage of their career, how they specialise or where they are located”, said ADG President Rowan Woods. 

To be included in its Directory, Directors will need to be an ADG member and follow the steps on the ADG Website: All members and interested industry participants are welcome to the ADG launch event at 10.30am AEST on Friday 25th February with registration here.

To read the full press release click here

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