The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is excited to announce that the 2024 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group will be held on Saturday February 10, with the AACTA Industry Awards to be held on Thursday February 8, at HOTA, Home of the Arts on Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast.
This will be the Sunshine State’s first time hosting the prestigious Awards and as the date approaches the Gold Coast is gearing up for a spectacular showcase dedicated to celebrating the creative forces and talents behind Australia’s eminent screen productions.
The decision to bring the AACTA Awards to the Gold Coast underscores the city’s growing reputation as a hub for creative excellence and filmmaking in Australia. With its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, the Gold Coast provides an idyllic backdrop to unite the Australian screen industry and shine a light on the nation’s best productions and practitioners. The AACTA Awards will be broadcast nationally on 10 and 10 Play and encored on Fox Docos on Foxtel. It will also be available to stream on demand via Foxtel, BINGE and AACTA TV.
Beyond the Awards, AACTA is set to roll out an array of exclusive events on the Gold Coast. The events will cater to diverse audiences, from industry veterans and budding screen creatives to ardent fans of both mainstream and niche screen mediums, as well as families. The festival, spanning from Wednesday February 7 to Sunday February 11, will be a celebration of film, TV, streaming, music, and digital content.
Among the festival highlights is a day devoted exclusively to First Nations content and creatives, networking hubs to connect with key industry, as well as a Screen Careers Expo, specifically tailored for those curious about pursuing a career in film or television.
Whether you are a film enthusiast, a budding creative, or a dedicated industry professional, these inclusive programming initiatives will offer a unique opportunity to network, learn, and immerse in the business and creative learnings of the Australian film and television industries.
Full details of the 2024 AACTA Awards and festival will be released via the AACTA website in November. Begin planning your trip to the Gold Coast now and take advantage of accommodation deals as well as discounted experiences available via aacta.org.
AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said, “It’s been an exciting year for the Australian screen industry with an abundance of original and innovative productions growing loyal fanbases here and increasingly engaging massive audiences overseas.
“As we approach the next AACTA Awards, the excitement is palpable. The Australian Academy look forward to bringing our industry together on the sunny Gold Coast as we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our filmmakers, storytellers, and screen practitioners.”
Amanda Laing, Chief Commercial and Content Officer at Foxtel Group said, “Queensland is an industry hot bed for creativity and production, so we’re thrilled to see the AACTA Awards and Festival move to the heart of the action on the Gold Coast and take place during the global awards season in February 2024.
“We’re pleased to once again be the presenting partner of this important event to celebrate the world-class content being produced by our creative industry. The AACTA Awards will be sparkling brighter than ever next year on the Gold Coast and the Home of the Arts.”
Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the prestigious AACTAs were the screen industry’s time to shine on the Gold Coast.
“It’s lights, camera, action with AACTAs primed to dial up the Gold Coast’s glamour and screen credentials on the world stage,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“The AACTAs recognise and celebrate the Queensland screen industry’s international reputation as a leading producer of film and television content.
“By bringing the industry together, the AACTAs put Queensland screen professionals in the box seat to new production partnerships and blockbuster opportunities.
“Having the stars of screen on the Gold Coast telling social media followers about their world-class Queensland visitor experience will be a wonderful endorsement.
“The AACTAs are terrific news for Queensland’s screen industry and for building tourism back better as a global destination of choice.”
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Tickets will go on sale for the 2024 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group and festival events in November, in line with the announcement of the full program of activity.
The nominees for the 2024 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group will be announced in early December.
Stay tuned for further updates and announcements including the full event program and ticketing details. For more information, visit the AACTA website at aacta.org.
“I am thrilled to hear the AACTAs’ red carpet will be rolled out at our very own Home of the Arts,” said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.
“These awards underscore how serious we are when it comes to the film and television industry, which now contributes $600 million to our economy annually. Equally important is the global reputation we are building as a safe, reliable and welcoming destination. Bring on the AACTAs!”
Screen Queensland CEO, Jacqui Feeney said “Screen Queensland looks forward to welcoming the wider screen sector to the Gold Coast in February — to the state’s most vibrant screen production location and the ideal place to celebrate excellence in our industry.
“The 2024 AACTA Awards and supporting events program is an important opportunity for local practitioners to connect with their peers and for the Gold Coast community to become closer to a dynamic and creative industry that employs so many local people.”