8th Annual LMGI Awards Submission FAQ
Submissions Are Now Open!
Do you have to be an LMGI member to make a submission?
No, the Award submission process is open to the world wide location and production communities. Submissions will be accepted from LMGI members and business partners, film commissions, location professionals, industry professionals and vendors, studios, and production companies.
Do you have to be an LMGI member to vote on the nominees?
Yes, only LMGI Members in good standing can vote on the final nominees. To learn more about the Guild and how to become a member, please visit our website at .
Can you nominate yourself?
Absolutely! You know best, as the Location Professional, what you brought to this project and why. You understand the creative process of how locations set the tone, enrich the character, and enhance the narrative.
Does the submitted project have to be in English?
No, but hopefully there are subtitles.
Can a location team be nominated?
While we understand the importance of the location team, the focus of the LMGI Awards is to honor the visual contribution locations make to the production. Therefore, nominated Location Professionals are limited to those instrumental in the creative use of filming locations that are artistically integral to story being told.
Additional team members are eligible for honorary certificates acknowledging their overall contribution to the production. We are open to reviewing exceptions where more than one member deserves recognition on a case by case basis.
Does the project have to have aired or been released in 2020 or 2021?
Entries first released between July 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021 are eligible.
When does the submission period open/close?
The Entry Submission Period opens March 1st, 2021 and closes Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST. Submissions opened earlier than usual with the hope that you will enter location driven productions as soon as you see them.
What is the actual Awards process?
Anyone can make a submission. The Awards committee will review each submission to confirm that the basic criteria have been met. Nominations will be determined by the LMGI Awards Entry Curation Subcommittee based on the creative use of evocative locations to set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative. This work will be completed Saturday, August 20th, 2021.
Nominees in each category are announced Saturday, August 20th. Online voting begins Friday, September 10th, 2021. LMGI Location Professionals in good standing are eligible to vote. Voting closes on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. All finalists will be invited to attend the Awards gala in Los Angeles, California in October where the winners will be announced (pending in-person event permissions).
How much of the production has to be filmed on location for a project to qualify for an LMGI Award?
At least 60% must have been filmed on location. Once your submission has been received, we will contact the UPM to confirm. Second unit location days and VFX unit location days can also be considered as part of the qualifying percentage of days.
What if I don’t know all the information requested in the submission application?
Please fill out this form with as much information as you can. If you worked on the show we hope you can provide as many names and as much contact detail as possible. If you are a fan, just say “I don’t know!” If we cannot track down the contacts for the submission during the vetting and verification period, we may have to disqualify the entry.
Is there a specific format required for submitted clips or trailers?
Yes, we can only accept videos in YouTube or Vimeo formats.
Is there an email or a phone number to call if I have difficulty filling out this form?
Yes, please contact us at 310-967-2007 or
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