Short Animation entries for the 2019 AACTA Awards are now open.
In order to be eligible for entry in the Short Animation Award category, a Short Animation must be:
- An Australian production.
- Completed between 30 April 2018 and 29 April 2019.
- A self-contained, continuous and primarily animated film of fiction of less than 40 minutes in duration.
Entering a short film work for the 2019 AACTA Awards also allows entrants to opt into the AFI | AACTA #SocialShorts short film competition which will take place online in mid-2019. Those who enter a short film work for the 2019 AACTA Awards will be contacted about #SocialShorts closer to the time.
Membership & Entry
Any productions entered into the AACTA Awards (or AFI Awards) for a previous year are ineligible.
Late entries will not be accepted.
In order to be eligible to enter the Short Animation category, a minimum of two Award candidates listed on the form must be current AACTA members. In the event that fewer than two Award 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.
Please refer to the 2019 AACTA Awards Rule Book for details of all rules, regulations and policies.
Lucy Hayes, Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe with the AACTA Award for Best Short Animation for LOST & FOUND at the 2018 AACTA Awards.