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About the AACTA Awards

AACTA Awards


Feature Film Direct Eligibility Entries Closed Friday 10 June, 2016

Television Entries Now Open – Eligibility and Closing Dates Vary


The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards are a continuum of the AFI Awards, which have honoured screen excellence in Australia since 1958. The AACTA Awards recognise film, television and documentary screen craft excellence - including screenwriting, producing and acting, through to cinematography, composition and costume design - across over 40 Awards. As Australia's highest film and television Awards, the AACTA Awards are Australia's equivalent of the Oscars and the BAFTAs.

The AACTA Awards are held annually in Sydney in recognition and celebration of Australia’s highest achievements in film and television, as judged by the industry itself. AFI | AACTA also recognises screen excellence, regardless of geography, through the AACTA International Awards, held each January in Los Angeles.

To view AACTA Award and AFI Award winners and nominees please click here. To view AACTA International Award winners and nominees, click here and to see a selection of images and highlights from the Awards please visit our Image Galleries.

To view details of past Awards events, click here.


The 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto Industry Luncheon will be held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Monday 5 December 2016.

The 6th AACTA Awards Ceremony & Official After Party presented by Presto will be held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

The AFI | AACTA ‘Meet the Nominees’ presented by AFTRS events series, held with the support of the guilds, will again be held in Sydney to coincide with the awards events, with more information to come later in the year.

Tickets to the awards events in Sydney will go on sale late October 2016, and tickets to the ‘Meet the Nominees’ events will go on sale in November 2016.

For a list of awards administration dates, click here.

The AACTA Awards are proudly supported by the New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.