When processing your application, Academy staff will review your provided IMDb page and register you under the branches they believe most relevant based on the credits listed there. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a letter in the mail that includes your new membership card as well as a list of the branches you have been registered under. If you believe some are missing, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. If you start working in additional roles and areas, please let us know and we will add them to your membership at any time.
Yes. You should register for as many voting branches as you are eligible as it may affect the areas in which you can vote.
No. All projects must be complete and have already been theatrically released in Canada or have aired on a Canadian network or cable TV station to be eligible towards your voting membership.
Yes. Each episode of television qualifies as one credit, even if they are from the same program.
Yes. Documentary films, television programs, and digital content now have their own voting branches. If you have held a credited role on a documentary program, you will be registered under the documentary voting branch, provided you meet the eligibility requirements.
We must be able to verify your credits in some way. An IMDb page is the easiest way for us to do this, but you can also have a producer or director associated with the project write a letter verifying your credit on the project, as well as the project’s status as a Canadian production and release.
Both. If the film was released theatrically (or screened at two film festivals recognized by Telefilm), it is eligible under the Cinema Division. If it was later broadcast on television as a limited series or movie of the week, it is eligible under the Television Division as well.
Not necessarily. We are constantly updating our eligibility requirements to match the roles and credits in the industry, but recognize we may be missing a few. Contact our Membership Department with your information, including what projects you have worked on, and we can determine if you qualify.
Yes. If you have comparable credits on non-Canadian projects and are a Canadian Citizen you can join as an International Voting Member.