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June 7, 2017 • Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Santa Monica, CA



  • All components (entry form, videos and payment in full) for Programming Category Award entries must be received by February 3, 2017. Entries received after this closing deadline will not be eligible.
  • Programming Category Award entries must have had their first broadcast transmission or launch date somewhere in the world between January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 to be eligible. For returning series, please identify which season the episode submitted is part of.
  • Prior to its first transmission, the entry has had no major theatrical release. Entries that have had limited theatrical release will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine whether or not they can remain eligible. Please state within the field provided in the entry form whether or not your entry has had a limited theatrical release, and supply specific dates and cities.
  • For more information on categories, eligibility as well as technical questions and information on uploading footage, please contact Jennifer Trinh at


Award categories

Entries will be accepted in 21 categories that fall within five main genres, including: Competition, Lifestyle, Reality, Non-Fiction, Digital & Branded Content. realscreen will also hand out awards of excellence honoring all five main genres, as well as a new award to honor the Best Original Format of the 2017 competition.

Join us at Realscreen West

Realscreen West returns to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel June 6-8, 2017. Registration includes access to the Realscreen Awards, the global celebration of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment excellence.

Have questions? Need help?
Contact Jennifer Trinh at 416.408.2300 EXT 296 or