The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is a professional membership body which is overseen by AACTA President Geoffrey Rush and an Honorary Council.
The Honorary Council is a selection of more than 50 of Australia’s most outstanding and highly skilled screen craft specialists, each chosen because of their contribution to the screen industry.
From serving on influential screen boards, to running national and international film and television organisations, and from being recognised at the world’s leading Film Festivals to being awarded Oscars, BAFTAs, AFI and AACTA Awards, AACTA’s Honorary Councillors are recognised within Australia and abroad as leaders and luminaries in their respective fields.
Honorary Councillors represent AACTA’s 15 screen craft chapters: Actors; Animators; Cinematographers; Composers; Costume Designers; Directors; Editors; Executives; Hair & Make Up Artists; Media & Public Relations; Producers; Production Designers; Screenwriters; Sound; and Visual & Special Effects.
Over time, the Honorary Council will help determine policy and strategic pathways for AACTA and for the Australian screen industry, in particular assisting in determining the best ways to recognise and award screen industry excellence in Australia.