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2016 Members' Events Program


Join for complimentary access to our Year-round Screen Culture & Industry Development Program

Whether your passion leads you centre stage, behind the camera, or front row in a cinema, AFI | AACTA membership provides a unique opportunity to see Australian film and television exclusives, and to catch up with fellow fans, friends, filmmakers or colleagues.

AFI members (open to all) and AACTA members (open to industry) enjoy full, complimentary access to our Screen Culture & Industry Development Member Program, offering more than 90 year-round screenings and events with cast and crew in Sydney and Melbourne.

Members nationwide receive cinema discounts, film festival discounts, access to monthly giveaways on Facebook and access to AACTA TV online, showing productions competing for the AACTA Awards, sometimes ahead of their cinema release. Members also vote in the AACTA Awards.

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The 2016 program is currently being finalised, and is set to be the biggest yet.

All Sydney screenings and member events are held at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, and all Melbourne events are held at Cinema Nova.

Here is a snapshot of planned screenings and events for 2016.

Big Screen Premieres of Television Shows

Jack Irish Season 1
Rake Season 4
Broken Shore

Australian Showcase Preview Screenings

Screenings are TBC, pending release dates, but highlight screenings are likely to include:

Gods of Egypt
The Daughter
Hacksaw Ridge

Masterclass Series

  • John Seale – Oscar, BAFTA and AFI Award-winning cinematographer, whose work includes Mad Max: Fury Road and The English Patient
  • Jeremy Thomas – Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning producer, whose work includes The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast and Mad Dog Morgan
  • Gary Kurtz – Acclaimed producer whose Oscar nominated work includes Star Wars and American Graffiti.

In Retrospect

In partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive, we look forward to screening the digitally re mastered Australian classic The Sentimental Bloke, complete with live musical accompaniment.

Oscar Shorts Showcase

In collaboration with AMPAS, members receive exclusive access to our annual screening of the short films awarded by the Oscars.