Short Form and Online

Short Form and Online entries for the 2021 AACTA Awards are now open.


AACTA Award for Best Short Form Drama
AACTA Award for Best Short Form Comedy
AACTA Award for Best Online Entertainment


Entries Open: Thursday 13th May
Entries Close: Monday 2nd August
Round 1 Voting Period: Mid August – Late August


$100 (Full)
$70 (Student)


All Short Films submitted to the AACTA Awards must have been completed between July 21st, 2020 and August 12th, 2021. Whether a Production is complete is determined by the entrant.

All Online programs submitted to the AACTA Awards must have premiered online for public consumption between November 1st, 2020 and August 12th, 2021.

For full eligibility requirements, please see the 2021 AACTA Awards Rule Book

A minimum of two Award Candidates listed on the Entry Form must be current AACTA members. If you are only listing 1 person on the entry form, that person will need to be an AACTA member.

Valid forms of AACTA membership for this category are Professional, General and Student. 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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