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Visual Effects or Animation

*Banner image: Elvis – winner 2022 AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation

Visual Effects or Animation entries for the 2024 AACTA Awards are open.


AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation


Entries Open: Friday 2nd June
Entries Close: Monday 2nd October, 11:59pm AEDT
Viewing and Voting Period: TBA




In the case of a short film, the the production must have been must have been completed between June 14th 2022 and July 27th 2023.

In the case of a documentary, the production must have been completed between September 1st 2022 and August 24th 2023.

In the case of a feature film, the production must have been released in Australia (via one of the approved strategies in the 2023 AACTA Awards Rule Book) for the first time between November 24th 2022 and December 31st 2023.

In the case of a television production, the first episode must have been broadcast in Australia for the first time between September 17th 2022 and December 31st 2023.

To ensure the most comprehensive and inclusive field, AACTA reserves the right to extend the eligibility period. AACTA members will be notified of any changes. 

For full eligibility requirements, please see the 2024 AACTA Awards Rule Book.

If the production has been submitted for another award category (e.g. Feature Film or Television), and meets that categories membership requirement, then no additional memberships are needed.

If just the VFX elements are being submitted to the AACTA Awards and there is no corresponding production entry, a minimum of two candidates on the entry must be 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 & Materials Deadline Monday 2nd October, 11:59pm AEST
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