Documentary entries for the 2022 AACTA Awards are now open.

Please note: Documentary or Factual Program entries and their associated craft category entry information can be found here.


AACTA Award for Best Documentary
AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary
AACTA Award for Best Editing in a Documentary
AACTA Award for Best Sound in a Documentary
AACTA Award for Best Original Score in a Documentary


Entries Open: Wednesday 27th April
Entries Close: Monday 1st August, 11:59pm AEST
Round 1 Viewing and Voting Period: TBA
Nominations Announcement: TBA
Round 2 Viewing and Voting Period: TBA


Budget over $1M - $780
Budget $500K to $1M - $630
Budget under $500K - $500


All documentaries submitted to the AACTA Awards must have been completed between August 26th, 2021 and August 31st, 2022. Whether a Production is complete is determined by the entrant. There is no condition that they must have screened publicly or been released.

For full eligibility requirements, please see the 2022 AACTA Awards Rule Book


A minimum of four Award Candidates listed on the Form must be current AACTA members. If you are listing less than five Candidates on the Entry Form, then all Candidates must be current AACTA Professional members.

The only valid form of AACTA membership for this category is AACTA Professional. For more information on AACTA membership, visit our website here.

If you are unsure of whether you currently satisfy the membership requirement, or may fail to do so, please contact the AACTA Awards Department.


Entries can be made by visiting our entry portal by clicking the button below. You may need to create an account if you’ve not previously used this system.


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