AACTA Professional 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 entertainment industry.
- Full voting rights
- Facilitates awards entry
- AACTA development initiatives entry savings
- Premiere screenings
- Access to exclusive content
- Q&A discussions
- AACTA Awards & events ticket savings
- AACTA TV
- Rewards, discounts & offers
- Free access to ScreenFest events
- Networking opportunities
AACTA Professional 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 screen entertainment industry.
With membership benefits including full AACTA Awards voting privileges, access to exclusive online content, discounts from brands such as The Iconic, GoPro and Samsonite, savings across AACTA Awards, AACTA Live events and AACTA initiatives entry, and 40+ premiere screenings each year, it’s never been a better time to become a member of Australia's thriving screen entertainment industry.
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 Professional Accreditation Process
In order to become an AACTA Professional 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 Professional 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.
AACTA Awards Voting Rights
AACTA Professional 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!
Facilitates AACTA Awards Entry
Entry into the AACTA Awards in any category requires a certain number of entrants to be AACTA General, AACTA Student or AACTA Professional members. By becoming an AACTA Professional member you not only facilitate your own entry for the AACTA Awards, but also entry for any productions you have worked on.
AACTA Awards & Events ticket savings
AACTA General members enjoy a 10% discount* on tickets for the annual AACTA Awards Industry Luncheon and Ceremony & Official After Party. With savings up to $85, the membership practically pays for itself!
*Discount does not apply to ticket purchases via Ticketek or Travel Agencies.
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.
In addition to receiving complimentary, exclusive access to year-round screenings and events AACTA Professional 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's Masterclass Series (complimentary to AACTA Professional members) brings together some of the world's greatest screen 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.
AACTA Professional 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.
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.