Voting in the AACTA Awards determines which performers, practitioners and productions will be honoured with Australia's highest screen accolade - an AACTA Award.
Voting is exclusive to AFI and AACTA members.
Ernst & Young is the official scrutineer for the 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel.
Round One Voting is now open
During Round One voting, AFI and AACTA members vote to determine the winners in the Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation categories.
In addition, AACTA members also vote to determine the nominees in the feature film category/s specific to their chapter allocation and to determine the winner in the Best Feature Length Documentary category.
- Go to the online voting portal
- Enter your username (this is your AFI or AACTA member number)
- Enter your password (this is your surname in capital letters)
- Follow the prompts to complete your vote
Read more about AFI and AACTA member voting below.
In line with best practice international models, AACTA members (screen professionals who have undergone an accreditation process) vote via a two-round voting model. This two-step model allows for a more consistent and rigorous approach to voting, ensuring that those best qualified to recognise excellence in their specific craft do so, in turn ensuring that the AACTA Awards represent the pinnacle of screen achievement in Australia.
All AACTA members are allocated into one or more of AACTA's 15 chapters, which each represent a different area of screen craft specialisation (for example screenwriting, editing, directing, acting, etc). Chapter allocation determines each member's voting rights as outlined in the AACTA Awards voting model.
To best acknowledge experience and accreditation within chapters, weighting is employed across Round One and Round Two voting.
Round One Voting | 2-12 October 2017
During Round One voting, each AACTA member votes to determine the following:
- Best Film nominees: all AACTA members vote to determine up to five nominees for the AACTA Award for Best Film presented by Foxtel.
- Feature Film nominees: members from each of AACTA's craft chapters vote to determine the feature film nominees in the category/s specific to their craft specialisation.
- Feature Length Documentary winner: all AACTA members vote to determine the winner of the AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. The nominees in this category were determined by the AACTA Documentary Branch.
- Short Film winners: all AACTA members vote to determine the winners of the Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation categories. The nominees in these categories were determined by AACTA Award juries.
In Round One, nominees will be determined by preferential voting, while winners will be determined by a simple majority vote.
Round Two Voting | 24 October-7 November 2017
During Round Two voting, each AACTA member will vote to determine the following:
- Feature Film winners: all AACTA members (regardless of chapter allocation) will vote to determine the winners across all feature film categories.
- Hair and Makeup winner: all AACTA members (regardless of chapter allocation) will vote to determine the winner of the AACTA Award for Best Hair and Makeup. The nominees in this category were determined by AACTA Award juries.
In Round Two, winners are determined by a simple majority vote.
AFI members (open to all screen enthusiasts) vote during Round One (2-12 October 2017) to determine the winners in the Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation categories.
The nominees in these categories are determined by juries of industry professionals.
Winners are determined by a simple majority vote, in line with BAFTA and AMPAS methodology.
Juries of highly experience screen professionals from a cross-section of crafts are formed to determine the nominees and winners in a selection of AACTA Award categories. Read more about AACTA Juries.
In 2017, AACTA opening the Best Feature Length Documentary Jury process to all AACTA members with documentary credits, known as AACTA's Documentary Branch. The Documentary Branch will undertake the role of the Feature Length Documentary Jury - previously made up of 8-10 industry experts - determining the Feature Length Documentary nominees and short listing craft candidates to be considered by the Documentary Craft Jury.
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