Are you under 25 or a student with a passion for the Australian screen entertainment industry? AACTA Youth membership provides access to a range of resources aimed at further developing an understanding of the industry whether you are an emerging creator, studying for a career in the industry or just have a passion for Australian film.

What do you get?
  • AACTA Pitch & initiatives entry savings
  • Premiere screenings
  • Q&A discussions
  • Masterclasses
  • Facilitates awards entry for Shorts & Online categories
  • Partial voting rights
  • Access to exclusive online content
  • Rewards, discounts & offers
  • AACTA Awards & events ticket savings

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AACTA Youth membership to people under 25 or studying. Membership empowers you with the tools, resources and connections required to further develop interest, knowledge and craft within the Australian screen entertainment industry.

With membership benefits including savings across AACTA Pitch and initiatives entry, access to exclusive online content, discounts, savings across AACTA Awards and AACTA Live events, access 40+ premiere screenings each year and AACTA Awards voting privileges, it’s never been a better time to become a member of Australia's thriving screen entertainment industry.


If you’re having trouble accessing or renewing your AACTA membership, please email

  • 1 Year Membership $25.00 Full

Premiere Screenings with Q&As

Members receive exclusive opportunities to see the latest Australian television and feature film productions before their cinema and on-air releases at year-round member screenings available both in cinema and online. 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 and filmed discussion panels 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 bring together some of the world's greatest industry 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-AACTA Award winning directors Jocelyn Moorhouse and Gillian Armstrong; and one of the world's leading creative digital studios Animal Logic.

Facilitates AACTA Awards Entry

Entry into the AACTA Awards in any category requires a certain number of entrants to be AACTA members. By becoming an AACTA Youth member, you facilitate your own entry and productions you’ve worked on across Shorts and Online categories for the AACTA Awards.

AACTA Awards Voting Rights

AACTA Youth members receive the privileged right to vote in the Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation categories, determining who will be honoured with Australia's highest screen accolade - an AACTA Award.

With 75% of AACTA Award winners receiving new opportunities and a third receiving new funding following their win, your vote makes a difference!


AACTA Youth 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 television and film at our year-round member events. AACTA TV also hosts the nominated television productions, short films, feature length documentaries and the majority of feature films competing for AACTA Award nominations.

AACTA Rewards

In addition to receiving complimentary, exclusive access to year-round screenings and events AACTA Youth members also receive exclusive access to discounts and offers via our valued partners.

If you are a current member, click here to access your AACTA Rewards.

AACTA Awards & Events ticket savings

AACTA Youth members enjoy a discount on tickets for the annual AACTA Awards Industry Luncheon and Ceremony & Official After Party.

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