Press Release from AFI

The AFI is calling for screen industry professionals to take part in judging the 2011 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards, as AFI Awards Jurors.

Jurors are required for the Feature Film Pre-Selection, Documentary, Television, Visual Effects, Young Actor, Short Fiction Film and Short Animation juries.

Each AFI Awards jury is created with representatives across all industry crafts, and jurors play an integral role in selecting this year’s AFI Awards nominees and winners.

“It was a privilege to be one of the many AFI jurors who each year spend many hours viewing and then discussing with colleagues and peers the creative strengths and the virtuosity of our industry's annual achievements. The results are a reflection of the collegiate essence that is at play in our industry.”

Robyn Kershaw. Producer.

AFI Award for Best Film winner, Looking for Alibrandi. 2000

AFI Award for Best Film nominee, Braun Nue Dae. 2010

Readers’ Choice Award nominee, Braun Nue Dae.2010

All professional members of the AFI are eligible to become an AFI Awards juror. If you are not an AFI member, but are a member of another screen industry guild we encourage you to consider taking part in the AFI Awards by becoming a professional AFI member.

The AFI is seeking industry professionals with relevant expertise to take part in the following juries


Feature Film Pre-Selection

June – July
Short Fiction & Short Animation

June – July
Documentary [Series, Under One Hour and Feature Length]

June – August
Television Drama

September – October
Television Comedy & Light Entertainment Series

September – October
Children’s Television [Drama and Animation]

September – October

Visual Effects
September – October

Documentary Craft Jury
September – October

Television Grand Jury
October – November

Young Actor
October – November

Please forward your expression of interest and a current CV or details of your professional screen guild accreditation to Helene Carter, AFI Awards Manager at [email protected] by 5pm Wednesday 18 May 2011.

For more detailed information regarding Juror eligibility, process and requirements, please visit

/For information about becoming a professional AFI member please visit or contact the AFI Membership Department on 1300 139 697.

The AFI will Call for Entries in the 2011 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards shortly, at that time all relevant information pertaining to this year’s AFI Awards entry process will become available on our website.

Prior to entries opening for 2011, the AFI would like to remind all potential entrants that, in order to ensure only those that are actively involved as Producers are entered as candidates for awards presented to "Producers" in the 2011 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards. Only those award candidates listed as a Producer in the credits of a production may be put forward as a Producer award candidate in the online entry. We will not be accepting credited “Creators” as Producer candidates, unless they are also credited as a Producer.

Exceptions to the rule will not be considered in this matter.

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