AACTA Chapters

AACTA Chapters - Overview

Members of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) vote to recognise excellence in more than 40 Awards across feature film, television, documentary and short film.

AACTA membership is via an accreditation process, which sees members allocated to one or more of AACTA’s 16 chapters. Each chapter represents a different area of screen craft specialisation (for example screenwriting, editing, directing, etc.), or professional knowledge and expertise gained within the screen industry (for example distributor, film festival director or marketing specialist).

Chapter allocation determines each members’ voting rights.

AACTA Chapters

To best represent seniority and experience of roles and accreditation within chapters, a weighted voting system applies for Feature Film Voting. Accreditations marked with an asterisk (*) denote a weighted vote for Feature Film Voting.


Actor • Casting Assistant* • Casting Director • Extras Casting* • Stunt Person* • Voice Coach*


Animator • Digital Animator • Stop-Motion Animator


Best Boy* • Camera Operator • Camera Assistant* • Cinematographer • Clapper/Loader* • Focus Puller* • Gaffer • Grip* • Grip Assistant* • Key Grip • Steadicam Operator* • Stills Photographer*


Arranger • Composer

Costume Designers

Buyer* • Costume Assistant* • Costume Designer • Costumer Supervisor* • Standby Wardrobe*


Director • Directors Assistant* • First Assistant Director* • Floor Manager* • Script Supervisor • Second Assistant Director* • Technical Director* • Third Assistant Director* • Video Split Operator*


Assistant Editor • Compositor* • Colour Grader* • Editor • Neg Matcher* • Post-Production Supervisor • VFX Assistant Editor* • VFX Editor*


Associate Professional* • Cinema Manager • Completion Guarantor • Distributor • Exhibitor • Festival Director • Festival Programmer • New Media Executive • Television Network Executive • Screen Industry Executive

Hair & Make Up Artists

Hairdresser • Hairdressing Assistant* • Make Up Supervisor • Make Up Artist • Special Effects Make Up


The International Chapter is comprised of screen craft practitioners and professionals with outstanding Australian and international screen credits; many Chapter members have been nominated and/or awarded by AFI • AACTA and/or BAFTA and AMPAS. International Chapter members vote for the AACTA International Awards, and membership is by invitation only.

Media & Public Relations

A-list Agent • Film Writer/Critic • Marketing Specialist • Publicist • Reporter / Journalist • Social Media Manager • Web Designer


Armouror* • Associate Producer • Executive Producer • Fight Coordinator* • Line Producer • Producer • Producers Assistant* • Production Accountant* • Production Assistant* • Production Coordinator* • Production Manager* • Runner* • Production Secretary* • Unit Manager*

Production Designers

Action Vehicles* • Art Department Coordinator* • Art Director • Assistant Art Director* • Carpenter* • Concept Illustrator* • Construction Manager* • Draughtsperson* • Graphic Designer* • Location Assistant* • Location Manager • Model Maker* • Previsualisation Artist* • Production Designer • Props Buyer* • Props Maker* • Standby Props* • Standby Props Assistant* • Set Decorator • Set Designer • Set Dresser* • Storyboard Artist*


Researcher* • Screenwriter • Script Editor


Assistant Sound Editor* • Assistant Sound Mixer* • Boom Operator • Foley Artist • Music Publisher • Music Supervisor • Sound Designer • Sound Editor • Sound Mixer • Sound Recordist

Visual & Special Effects

Animator* • Animatronics Supervisor • CG Supervisor • Compositing Supervisor • Compositor* • Concept Artist* • Digital Matte Painter* • Effects Technical Director (FX TD)* • Lighting Artist* • Modeller* • Pipeline Supervisor • Rigger* • Shader Writer* • Software Developer* • Texture Artist* • Titles Designer* • Visual Effects Coordinator* • Visual Effects Producer • Visual Effects Production Manager

Applying for AACTA Membership and Chapter Allocation

Members are allocated into chapters based on screen credits, skills and qualifications, as evidenced by CVs and other supporting documentation. This ensures that those best qualified to recognise excellence within their craft specialisations do so, in turn ensuring that the AACTA Awards represent the pinnacle of film and television achievement in Australia.

For full details about the AACTA accreditation process and requirements, click here.