With this years awards season looming large on the horizon, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is delighted to announce our 2022 EDA Awards categories and timeline.
This year, the AWFJ EDA Awards categories are the same as they were last year. We consider and recognize films and annual achievements in three awards sections: Best Of, Female Focus and EDA Special Mention Awards. You can access the full list here.
Nominees in each category are determined by AWFJ members who submit nominating ballots. There are currently 95 voting AWFJ members. You can view the full list here.
To qualify for consideration, a film must have been released in virtual theaters or other online platforms during the period from January 1 to December 31, 2022. (Films released after December 31, 2022 will be considered for next year’s awards.)
We have been compiling our long list of films for consideration in all of our 2022 EDA Awards categories. Our current internal FYC list has 482 films on it (not counting October, November and December releases). We are sure we are missing watch-worthy titles. If you have a film that you wish to submit for consideration, please send the title and press information to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will make sure your title is added to our list, if it’s not already included.
We welcome receipt of screeners for award consideration. If you wish to distribute FYC screeners to AWFJ members, please contact us at email@example.com for access to our voting members’ names and contact information. FYI, most AWFJ members have indicated that they prefer to receive DVD screeners whenever they are available. We have not set a deadline for submissions, but it’s obvious that with the number of films we have to consider, the sooner the members receive titles and screeners, the better.
We will announce our nominations in mid-December, 2022. We will announce our 2022 EDA Awards winners in early January 2023. Exact dates are TBD.
If you have any questions about our schedule, submissions and/or require a current membership roster, please contact Jennifer Merin at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers.