Academy Membership.

The Canadian Academy is a year-round platform for excellence in Canadian television, film, and digital media, which culminates in Canadian Screen Week each spring. Membership is an opportunity to join a vibrant community of your peers and celebrate excellence in our industry.

Academy members are responsible for voting for and determining the nominees and winners of the Canadian Screen Awards and Les prix Gémeaux, and eligible members are able to screen nominated films, television shows, and digital projects during the voting period in order to cast their vote.

Members also receive free access to networking opportunities and professional development such as year-round Academy Talks and Academy Screens events, as well as numerous other benefits and discounts.

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Offered to students currently enrolled full-time at a post-secondary Academic institution.

*Proof of enrollment must be provided when signing up*


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Do you know an aspiring filmmaker or actor looking to learn about the industry in Canada? Know a student who would benefit from networking with top professionals in the industry? Consider giving the gift of membership to the Canadian Academy.

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How do I know which membership is for me?

The Canadian Academy offers several types of memberships to accommodate many individuals. Eligibility for voting membership is determined by the number of professional credits an individual holds in the division to which they are applying. Please click below for a full guide of what each membership type entails.


An Equity and Inclusion Fund has been established to ensure that cost is not a barrier for any under-represented industry professional to fully participate in Canadian Academy events. The intention of this fund is to provide need-based assistance for membership fees to anyone who may require it, however 80% of the funds are set aside specifically for applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of colour, a person with a disability, or those who are members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Membership Benefits.

Joining the Canadian Academy is joining a community of industry professionals across Canada.

Free access to the Members Lounge, an annual five day industry conference during Canadian Screen Week featuring networking, panels, and conversations with our industry’s most forward-thinking minds.

Free admission to our Academy Talks series: a year-round series of moderated panels and special guest speakers sharing insight on their creative strategies, innovative business approaches, and industry leadership. View our calendar for upcoming events and our YouTube channel for recordings of previous virtual events.

Invitations to our exclusive Academy Screens series: an ongoing screening series showcasing pre-releases and premieres from the best in world film and television. Events are free and exclusive to Academy members. View our calendar for upcoming events.

Members receive access to screeners of Canadian Screen Award submitted content and vote to determine the winners and nominees of each category. Members also receive preferred rates on television & digital media submissions.

Free Perkopolis account, granting access to discounts and offers on travel, hotels, car rental, movies, wellness, attractions, theatre, and food. Please contact to receive your individual promo code.

Discounts on car and home insurance for members and their families. Free belairdirect assistance with home insurance, including various services available in the event of illness, accident or hospitalisation.
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Academy members save over 30% on the Premium Annual Subscription of Playback, Canada’s go-to source for screen industry news and analysis. Please reach out to for more information.

Free Admission

to our Academy Talks and Academy Screens series: exceptional networking and professional development opportunities, including moderated panels, special guest speakers, industry-partner events, preview screenings, and more.

Opportunities to connect

With other members via our Members-Only Facebook Group and virtual and in-person networking events.

Voting Members of the Academy can also

Have their voice heard

and vote to determine the nominees and winners of the Canadian Screen Awards.

Preferred Rates

for Canadian Screen Week submissions

Code of Conduct.

Canadian Academy members, nominees, jurors, and committee members agree to our Code of Conduct and recognize the right of every individual to safety, dignity, and respect in a professional environment.

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