AACTA Membership

AACTA membership sees screen professionals and industry practitioners connect with friends, colleagues and creators, recognise excellence within their craft and show their support for the Australian screen industry.

What do you get?
  • Voting Rights
  • Awards Ticket Savings
  • Facilitates Awards Entry
  • Q&A Screenings
  • Film & TV Premieres
  • Masterclasses
  • Cinema & Festival Discounts
  • Special Offers

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AACTA membership is open to screen professionals and industry practitioners. Membership provides you with the opportunity to connect with others working in the Australian screen industry, recognise excellence within your screen craft via the annual AACTA Awards, and keep your finger on the pulse of the Australian film and television industry.

With full voting rights, exclusive discounts on AACTA Awards tickets, complimentary access to 40+ year-round industry development and screen culture events and over $650 worth of membership benefits, we're confident we have all the right reasons to show your support and become a member of the Australian Academy.


AACTA Accreditation Process

In order to become an AACTA member, you need to apply for accreditation in your fields of expertise. Please follow the below steps to complete your application for review by our membership department.

1. Check out our Accreditation Fact Sheet to see if you qualify for AACTA membership.
2. Check which of our 16 chapters you qualify for (which will also determine your voting rights).
3. Join as an AACTA member via our website and select the roles you wish to apply for in the checkout process.
4. Complete the accreditation survey(s) that will appear on the membership confirmation page.
5. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified of the result via email.

  • 1 Year Membership $140.00 Full
  • 1 Year Membership $130.00 Concession
  • 1 Year Membership $110.00 Guild
  • 2 Years Membership $250.00 Full
  • 2 Years Membership $240.00 Concession
  • 2 Years Membership $220.00 Guild

AACTA Awards Voting Rights

AACTA membership grants you the privileged right to vote, recognising excellence within your craft and determining the nominees and winners of the annual AACTA Awards. As members of the Australian screen industry, it's our collective responsibility to acknowledge Australia's best, and we can't do that without your vote!


Awards Ticket Savings

AACTA members enjoy a 10% discount* on tickets for the annual AACTA Awards Industry Luncheon and Ceremony & Official After Party. With savings up to $85, AACTA membership practically pays for itself!

*Discount does not apply to ticket purchases via Ticketek or Travel Agencies.


Facilitates AACTA Awards Entry

Entry into the AACTA Awards in any category requires a certain number of entrants to be AFI or AACTA members. By becoming an AACTA member you not only facilitate your own entry for the AACTA Awards, but also entry for any productions you have worked on.

Film & Television Screenings With Q&As

AACTA members recieve exclusive opportunities to see the latest Australian feature films and television productions before their cinema and on-air releases at year-round member screenings. These screenings, which are complimentary to members, provide a unique insight into the productions, with key cast and crew including directors, producers, actors, writers and cinematographers participating in panel discussions held following the screenings.

These events often serve as previews for the productions, complete with media, network executives and many cast and crew attending. They also give you the opportunity to view the very best in Australian new releases before the general public and in a private setting, accompanied by fellow screen enthusiasts and practitioners.


AACTA's Masterclass Series (complimentary to AACTA members) brings together some of the world's greatest film and television professionals to share their experience and expertise with our members. These Masterclasses provide you with the unique opportunity to hear from, question and be inspired by distinguished Australian filmmakers - many of whom have been awarded at home and abroad.

Some of Australia's leading filmmakers have joined us for past masterclasses, including: Oscar®, BAFTA and AACTA Award-winning cinematographer John Seale; Oscar® nominated and multi-BAFTA and AACTA Award-winning composer David Hirschfelder; Longford Lyell Award recipient and BAFTA nominated writer Andrew Knight; multi-AFI Award winning directors Jocelyn Moorhouse and Gillian Armstrong; and one of the world's leading creative digital studios Animal Logic.


AACTA members receive exclusive and complimentary access to AACTA's online streaming platform, AACTA TV - available anytime, anywhere and on any device.

AACTA TV gives you access to exclusive content, including filmed masterclasses and events with cast and crew of Australian film and television at our year-round member events. At designated times during the lead up to the annual AACTA Awards, AACTA TV also hosts the nominated short films, feature length documentaries and the majority of feature films competing for AACTA Award nominations.


Cinema & Festival Discounts

Enjoy watching some of the best films from Australia and further abroad with concession priced tickets at a number of national and independent cinemas nationwide, including Hoyts, Village, Event Cinema and Cinema Nova.

Members also receive discounted concession prices to a number of film festivals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

See the full cinema and festival discount list here.


Special Offers

In addition to receiving discounts at cinemas and film festival's nationwide, AACTA members also receive exclusive access to discounts and offers via our valued partners.

See the current offers available to AFI members here.

Member Testimonials

Of all the industry associations and memberships I have had in my professional life, AACTA undoubtedly gives the best value, runs the best events and is most proactive in striving to do all it can to help the industry and those of use working in it. Keep up the good work!

AACTA supports all aspects of screen culture and this is essential to the vitality of our screen industry - the viewing, discussing, engaging with and writing about our productions feeds the production sector, and AACTA has a major role to play in those activities.

AACTA is the public face of our industry. We should support them in raising the profile of Australian films and the people that make them. I think currently there is a concerted effort to engage the members and provide value for membership that is more than just an awards show.

Thanks to the generous support of our partners and sponsors.

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