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 PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION CRITERIA

 

Professional accreditation is the process to be completed in order to become a professional member of the Australian Film Institute.

 

Those experienced in the film and television industry with screen credits in feature film, documentary, television, short fiction and/or animation can apply. The AFI encourages all those with experience in the screen industry to submit an accreditation application even if they do not fit a specified role listed here or on the voting graph. All applications are individually reviewed and flexibility is allowed for in recognition of the creative nature of the screen industry. Full criteria are listed below.

 

Download the application form. For a full list of accredited role(s) and voting eligibility see the AFI Awards Voting Graph.

 

Professional members of the AFI are eligible to vote in the AFI Award categories according to their accredited role(s). They may also be eligible for judging non-feature and television entries via the relevant AFI Awards juries.

 

 Criteria

 

Feature Film

To become accredited in feature film, you must have at least one screen credit in a feature film that has screened for paid admission in a commercial cinema as part of a theatrical release.

NB:To be accredited as an Actor, your role must be either lead/supporting.

Television

To become accredited in television, you must have one credit in a program broadcast on free to air or subscriber television, but excluding broadcasts made on community television networks.

NB: To be accredited as an Actor, each of these roles must be either lead, supporting or guest.

Documentary

To become accredited in documentary, you must have one screen credit in a documentary film that has:

- screened at an AFI selected film festival

- screened for paid admission in a commercial cinema as part of a theatrical release or,

- been broadcast on free to air or subscriber television, but excluding broadcasts made on community television networks or,

- you have been nominated for an AFI Award, Oscar or BAFTA for your work on a documentary film.

Short Fiction & Short Animation

To become accredited in either short fiction or short animation, you must have one screen credit in a short fiction or short animation film that has:

- screened at an AFI selected film festival - screened for paid admission in a commercial cinema as part of a theatrical release or,

- been broadcast on free to air or subscriber television, but excluding broadcasts made on community television networks or,

- you have been nominated for an AFI Award, Oscar or BAFTA for your work on a short fiction or short animation film.

NB: To be accredited as an Actor/Actress, you must have had a lead role in this production.

OTHER ROLE ACCREDITATION CRITERIA

 

Festival Director: Artistic Directors of AFI selected film festivals

Film Critic/Writer: A recognised Film Critic or Writer with substantial credits

A-list Agents/Managers: Agencies/Managers with A-list clients

 


 

 AFI selected film festivals

 

Adelaide Film Festival Locarno International Film Festival

Annecy International Animated Film

Festival

London Film Festival

Australian International Animation

Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival
Berlin International Film Festival Melbourne International Film Festival
Brisbane International Film Festival Pusan International Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival Rotterdam International Film Festival
Flickerfest Sundance Film Festival

Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Festival

Sydney Film Festival
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam Telluride Film Festival
  Venice International Film Festival

 

If you have any queries about professional membership or the professional accreditation process please contact AFI Membership on 1300 139 697 or email membership@afi.org.au

 



Related Files
AFI Professional Accreditation Fact Sheet (Adobe PDF File)
AFI Professional Accreditation Application Form (Adobe PDF File)
AFI Awards Voting Graph (Adobe PDF File)
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