Visual Effects or Animation

Visual Effects or Animation entries for the 2021 AACTA Awards are now open.


AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation


Entries Open: Thursday 13th May
Entries Close: Monday 2nd August
Round 1 Voting Period: Early September – Early October




In the case of a feature film or documentary, the production must have been released theatrically in Australia for the first time between November 26th 2020 and November 24th 2021.

In the case of a television production, the first episode must have been broadcast in Australia for the first time between November 1st 2020 and October 31st 2021.

In the case of a short film, the the production must have been must have been completed between July 21st, 2020 and August 12th, 2021.

In the case of an online program, the production 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

If the production has been submitted for another award category (eg. 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 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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