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Online Video or Series entries for the 2019 AACTA Awards are now open.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Online Video or Series Award category, an Online Video or Series must:

  • Be an Australian production that debuts via the internet and is intended primarily for online release and consumption via a video sharing site or unique URL.
  • An Online Video must:
    • Be a single, self-contained Scripted Program no longer than 60 minutes in duration.
    • Have the entire program available via the internet in Australia for the first time between 6 August 2018 and 5 August 2019.
  • An Online Series must:
    • Be a Scripted Program that consists of a potentially unlimited number of episodes but no less than two episodes.
    • Have the first episode in that series of episodes made available via the internet for the first time in Australia between 6 August 2018 and 5 August 2019.
  • Be a Scripted Program that can be described as Drama or/and Comedy or/and Children’s.
  • A Drama Program must comprise of either:
    • A series of self-contained stories, which can be screened in any order; or
    • A number of interweaving and overlapping plots continuing from one episode to the next; or
    • A single, self-contained and continuous drama that is no more than one hour in length.
  • A Comedy Program must comprise of either:
    • Self-contained stories or a continuing story with an ongoing plot or characters (Narrative or Situation Comedy); or
    • A series of unrelated sketches (Sketch Comedy).
  • A Children’s Program must be made predominately for viewing by children (either created using animation or recorded in live action) comprising of either:
    • A series of self-contained stories, which can be screened in any order; or
    • A number of interweaving and overlapping plots continuing from one episode to the next.
  • The entered Online Video or Series will be considered in the form that it appears online and must remain posted online and available for review, via a video sharing site or unique URL, until the end of the Judging Period (18 July 2019). 

Special rules for the Best Online Video or Series category:

  • Up to four candidates most responsible for the creation and execution of the production will be the nominee/s for the Award category. Candidates can include producer/s, director/s, screenwriter/s or a combination of which is at the entrants discretion.
  • An Online Video or Series entry will only be considered for a Best Online Video or Series Award. 

 

Membership & Entry

Late entries will not be accepted. 

In order to be eligible to enter the Online Video or Series category, a minimum of two Award candidates listed on the form must be current AACTA members. In the event that less than two candidates are listed on the form, then the sole Award candidate listed must be a current AACTA member. In the event that fewer than two Award candidates qualify for AACTA membership, then AFI membership will be counted as “AACTA membership” for the purposes of this rule.

You can become an AFI or AACTA member here.

Please refer to the 2019 AACTA Awards Rule Book for details of all rules, regulations and policies.

2019 Online Materials Checklist

Image: Deb Cox, Billie Pleffer and Belinda Mravicic with the AACTA Award for Best Online Video or Series for DEADLOCK at the 2018 AACTA Awards.

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