Australian Directors Guild Ceremony opens up in every way

Supported by the ABC and hosted by Skitbox’s Sarah Bishop and Greta Lee Jackson, the 2020 ADG Awards will be free and designed for home entertainment. Meanwhile the Guild's membership has soared.

Nothing replaces the vibe of a real life awards ceremony, with gongs presented on stage in a room filled with professional peers. But accessibility is the silver lining of virtual events, as we’ve discovered during the trials of 2020.

The Australian Directors’ Guild announced today that, due to continuing concerns around Covid-19, this year’s ceremony will move online and be presented virtually. It will take place on Monday October 19, supported by the ABC and streamed live via the ADG. 

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk