Q: Can I register under more than one voting branch?
Q: My film/episode of television/project is in post-production. Does it count as an eligible credit towards my voting membership?
Q: I have worked on three episodes of the same television show. Does that count as three eligible credits under the Television division?
Q: I worked on a short film. Where is this eligible?
Q: Does working in documentary film have its own category?
Q: I do not have an IMDB page. How can you verify my credits?
Q: I am an actor and have appeared in three different television episodes/programs and have an accumulative total of nine lines between those episodes. Does this mean I am eligible to join as a voting member?
Q: The feature film I worked on had a theatrical release (or screened at Film Festivals) and was then broadcast on television. Which branch am I eligible to join?
Q: I don’t see the job I do under any of these branches. Does that mean I can’t join as a Voting Member?
Q: I’m Canadian but all my work has been on projects outside of Canada. Can I still join?
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television membership consists of three divisions: Cinema, Television and Digital Media. Under each division are a series of voting branches distinguished by roles and crafts (ex. Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Costume Designer, etc.). Eligibility for a Voting membership is determined by the number of credits on a Canadian production that are held by the applicant. Types of voting memberships include Regular Voting, International Voting or Under 30 Voting.
Upon receipt of an application for membership, the Academy will contact you to confirm the division and branch(es) under which you will be eligible to vote.
Please see the list below for details on credits that determine eligibility in each division and branch.
How do you define one credit?
Cinema Division: One credit is defined as a credited role on one dramatic film (short or feature) that is a Canadian production or co-production. The film must have been theatrically released in Canada or screened at a minimum of 2 Academy recognized film festivals.
Television Division: One credit is defined as a credited role on one television program or episode of a series. The program must be a Canadian production or co-production and have been broadcast on a Canadian network or cable TV station.
Digital Media Division: One credit is defined as a credited role on one project that is eligible to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Credits/content can include but not be exclusive to gaming.
Directing, producing, cinematography and editing credits on Canadian music videos are now eligible under the Digital Media division. Those who apply with music video credits that consistently exhibit what is considered by the Prism Prize as eligible criteria of originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution, may also chose to be considered under the Cinema division.