If there is a problem with the website while I'm submitting, what do I do?

Please fill out the form on our Contact Us page and we’ll help you resolve the issue.

Will uploading my materials to Vimeo make my portfolio public?

No. All links may be password protected. Vimeo links submitted through our application page will be used for Workshop evaluation only.

My materials are already available on another website. Can I provide those links rather than upload to Vimeo?


Can I make changes to my application once I've submitted?

No, applications will be evaluated as they are submitted.

Is there ANY circumstance that would allow me to have an extension on the submission deadline?

No. To be fair towards everyone who submits, extensions will not be granted.

Can I mail or drop off a DVD of my submitted work?

No. All material must be submitted by providing links through our application page.

I work on a Warner Bros. show. Am I allowed to apply?

Yes, everyone is welcome to apply.

I've previously directed an episode of television. Am I eligible for the workshop?

Directors who have directed no more than one U.S. primetime television episode are eligible for the workshop.

Can international applicants apply to the Workshop?

Yes, but to be accepted into the program you must either have a green card or have a visa that allows you to work in the US. We do not sponsor work visas.

Is it okay if I'm a member of the DGA?


Is it okay if I have representation?


Can my representation submit my material for me?


How/when will I find out if I've been selected?

All applicants will be notified via email about their status. Final selections are usually made around early May, but vary slightly year to year. Please make sure to check your email regularly during the entire selection process.

Can I submit material that I’ve co-directed?

You can only submit co-directed material if you are applying as a directing team. If you are applying as an individual, everything in your portfolio must be material you have directed on your own. Similarly, teams must only submit material they have directed as a team.

Can I send a portion of or select scenes from my film?

No, please send your films in their entirety.

The application period for the Directors' Workshop closed on February 6th, 2022.