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About the AACTA Awards



DATES AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCED: AACTA has officially announced that the 7th AACTA Awards will again be telecast on Channel 7 and that Foxtel will return as the Presenting Partner for the 7th and 8th AACTA Awards.

The two major 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel will both held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney for the sixth year running.

  • 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel | Industry Luncheon will be held on Monday 4 December 2017
  • 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel | Ceremony & Official After Party will be held on Wednesday 6 December 2017, televised on Channel 7 for the third consecutive year with encore screenings on Foxtel.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Feature Film, Television and Online Video or Series entries are now open. Click here for more information on eligibility and how to enter.

CALL FOR JURORS: Applications are currently open for jurors across all AACTA Award category juries for the 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel. Read more or apply now here.



The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards are a continuum of the AFI Awards, which have honoured screen excellence in Australia since 1958. The AACTA Awards recognise film, television and documentary screen craft excellence - including screenwriting, producing and acting, through to cinematography, composition and costume design - across more than 45 Awards each year. As Australia's highest film and television Awards, the AACTA Awards are Australia's equivalent of the Oscars and the BAFTAs.

The AACTA Awards are held annually in Sydney in recognition and celebration of Australia’s highest achievements in film and television, as judged by the industry itself. AFI | AACTA also recognises screen excellence, regardless of geography, through the AACTA International Awards, held each January in Los Angeles.

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