Eligibility criteria include a hybrid of in-person, DVD and online screenings

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced an update to the eligibility criteria last adopted in 2020 and updated in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic that will now allow for hybrid approach of in-person, DVD or online screenings of eligible applicants. Effective English and non-English films June 15, 2022.

“With the current easing of restrictions imposed by federal, state and local health authorities, the HFPA is returning to its usual eligibility requirements, but remains sensitive to the potential for increased COVID-19 case rates,” said Helene Hohne, president of the HFPA. “We will remain flexible in allowing eligibility through a combination of in-person screenings or screen submissions on DVD or online form for our jurors.”

Changes to eligibility include:

  • HFPA will provide motion picture film distributors with a hybrid approach to screenings:
  1. Contact the HFPA office to arrange a screening date on the official HFPA schedule for all movie releases. For English-language films, this official screening date must be no later than seven days after the release of that English-language film in Los Angeles. Unless the country of origin is the United States, screenings of non-English language films do not have to follow this standard of one week after release, but must take place before the deadline for all 2022 film screenings.
  2. Distributors must provide all HFPA jurors with the option of in-person screening within two Los Angeles and New York (these may also be part of the distributor’s premiere, junket, or all-media screenings) or distributors may provide jurors with a screening link or DVD copy of the film for jurors to view at home. This applies to English and non-English films.
  3. A final date for all 2022 film screenings (including all non-English film screenings) will be announced separately. Movies released before June 15, 2022may be eligible by submitting screening links or a DVD copy for jurors prior to the final submission date, if applicable.
  • For 2022, submissions to the Golden Globes submission website will again be optional for award review. The HFPA will add eligible content to its eligibility list if studios/networks/broadcasters do not. The reference period is Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 2022for films in English and October 1, 2021December 31, 2022, for non-English language films. The start date for these new requirements is June 15, 2022.

Film broadcast formats: To be eligible for the Golden Globe Motion Picture Awards, a release must meet the following exposure requirements:

  • Films are considered released when they are made available for exhibition in theaters or on pay-per-view cable or digital pay-per-view delivery (not subscription cable or digital delivery).

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 – then known as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association – by a group of entertainment journalists based in Los Angeles. During World War II, the nonprofit established a cultural bridge between Tinseltown and millions of people around the world seeking escape and inspiration through entertainment. The HFPA continues to do so today with members representing over 55 countries.

Since 1944, the group has organized the annual Golden Globe® Awards, the first ceremony that recognizes achievements in television and film. Golden Globe® Awards licensing fees have enabled the organization to donate more than $50 million to more than 70 charities related to entertainment, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the past three decades. Its efforts include supporting diversity programs in partnership with advocacy groups promoting greater access to Hollywood for underserved communities. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@Golden globes), Instagram (@Golden globes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

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