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AACTA Awards Sydney

The AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards) have honoured screen excellence in Australia for over 60 years, since the first AFI Awards were held in 1958.

Held annually in Sydney in recognition and celebration of Australia's highest achievements in film and television, the AACTA Awards present over 55 awards across two major ceremonies.

The peer-assessed AACTA Awards are the only Australian industry body to honour practitioners across all crafts and industry sectors, including feature film, documentary, short film, television, online, visual effects and animation.

Over the past 60 years, the Awards have grown to become a world-class marker of screen excellence alongside the Oscars® and the BAFTAs. Many of Australia's most iconic and successful screen talent, both in front of and behind the camera - from actors such as Cate BlanchettRussell CroweNicole KidmanDeborah Mailman and Hugo Weaving, to directors such as Bruce BeresfordGillian ArmstrongDr George Miller and Warwick Thornton, to craftspeople such as Jill BilcockCatherine Martin and John Seale - have come through the ranks and been recognised among their peers at the AFI and AACTA Awards before going on to achieve international accolades and become household names.

The AACTA Awards are proudly supported by the New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

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Whether your place is on the screen, behind the camera, in an office or front row in a cinema, AFI | AACTA membership connects you to the heart of Australia's screen industry.

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