Because the 2020 Clio Entertainment award program was suspended, any work that could have been entered in the 2020 program will also be eligible for the 2021 program. Therefore, entries first appearing in public between June 1, 2019 - August 31, 2021 are eligible for entry into this year's Clio Entertainment Awards.
As it’s always been, during the Clio Entertainment judging process there is no minimum or maximum number of statues that need to be awarded. The jury reserves the right to award as many or as few entries as they see fit in a particular medium or category. This ensures that the work is not judged against each other, but simply by its own merit. It also ensures that any worthy piece can be awarded, no matter how many entries were submitted.
The 2021 Clio Entertainment program has 4 entry-types this year:
We at Clio Entertainment follow the standard set by the major industry award programs, the Academy Awards and the Emmys. If a film is Academy eligible, it should be entered in theatrical, and if it is eligible for an Emmy, into Television/Streaming. Generally speaking, new films that had any sort of theatrical release planned, should be entered into the Theatrical entry type, regardless of where the film was eventually released during the pandemic. Home Entertainment remains as an entry-type for blu-ray/DVD releases, legacy properties, or for VOD titles that never would have been released theatrically.
We encourage you to enter this work and include information in the entry synopsis regarding the restrictions you faced during production. Our 2021 juries will be briefed to pay attention to this information and account for it in their judging of the piece’s creativity Also, we have expanded our experiential/events categories to include virtual events.
Due to the fact that most of the Live Entertainment industry continues to be shut down, we have decided to suspend the Live Entertainment entry type for the 2021 program. It will return in 2022.