AFI Awards looking for jurors

The Australian Film Institute is calling for screen industry professionals to take part in the juries for the Feature Film Pre‐Selection, Documentary, Television, Visual Effects, Young
Actor, Short Fiction Film and Short Animation, for this year’s AFI Awards.

“Jurors will have a minimum of four to five weeks to view the relevant productions on DVD in their own home,” AFI chair Alan Finney told Encore.

“Prospective jurors should be familiar with the 2011 AFI Awards Rule Book and entry guidelines and they should not have any vested interest in any of the entries they will be assessing, they are required to sign a statutory declaration to this effect. The AFI Awards team, considers conflicts when placing jurors, we do conduct research against jurors and the entries in each category. However, it is up to each juror to declare any potential conflict, and to then sign a statutory declaration prior to the meeting,” explained Finney. “An independent auditor from KPMG will attend all meetings. Jurors’ names are publicly released at the end of each year to ensure transparency and authenticity in the judging and voting process, however they are not be attributed to specific juries.”

For more information regarding eligibility, process and requirements, visit


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