Applications are now open for


Accreditation is the highest honour the Guild can bestow on an Editor and is available to any Full Member whose body of work exhibits consistent and outstanding excellence as judged by the Accreditation Subcommittee.

Full Members of the Australian Screen Editors Guild are invited to apply.

Applicants will be required to:

Have at least eight years industry experience as an Editor. 

Be current financial members of the Guild with a minimum of five years current continuous membership.

Show consistent excellence in their editing. 

The Applicant’s contribution to the editing community will be recognised by the subcommittee (as a mentor, teacher or in a public forum promoting the craft of editing) however, it is their skill as an Editor that is the overriding criteria. This excellence may be in any genre of editing. 

Applicants Need to Supply: 

A complete list of their credits as an Editor, including the year the work was completed, and indicate their best work. 

A list of any editing award wins or nominations.

Three examples of their work with a document giving background on these works, the reasons for submitting each and highlighting any scenes or sequences of particular note.

A short personal statement demonstrating why they should be Accredited and how they advocate for the role of Editors. 

Two written references from industry professionals including telephone and email contact details. 

The application fee of $35 (inc. GST) is to be paid at the time of submission.

Please Note

The application will be verified by the Accreditation Subcommittee, which may include contacting the referees directly. 

The Accreditation Subcommittee may ask Applicants to submit further material. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 26th August 2018. Submissions will not be accepted after this date and applications will only be accepted online.

Online Submissions

To apply for Accreditation please go to:​

Hard copies such as DVDs or drives will not be accepted. 

It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide a web link to their productions and ensure that it works. 

The link must remain online until 30 November 2018.

For ease of use and widest compatibility across devices, the ASE highly recommends Vimeo as the best site to upload and stream your video.

If you prefer, YouTube is also acceptable but please don’t use any other services (Dropbox, HighTail, OneDrive, Digital Pigeon, GoogleDrive, WeTransfer, MailBigFile etc)

We need to make sure the judges can readily stream your videos easily and at the highest quality.

Encoding & Uploading your video

Vimeo provides a detailed explanation of the settings that work best for their platform. Follow the link to learn more. 

Vimeo offers various privacy settings.

To find out what’s best for you, see here:

It is the responsibility of the Applicant to provide a web link to their 

productions and ensure that it works.

The link must remain online until judging is finished - 30th November 2018.

(See specs links with application form)

The Process 

The Accreditation Subcommittee, which makes recommendations to the Executive Committee, are 2 Accredited ASE members for every 1 Non-accredited ASE full member (as defined in the ASE Articles of Association). 

A majority vote is needed by the Accreditation Subcommittee. If there is a deadlock then the head juror has casting vote. 

In the event that a bid for Accreditation is unsuccessful, the Member may reapply in any subsequent years. 

The Executive Committee’s decision is final. No discussion or correspondence will be entered into. 

The Successful Applicants 

Accreditation by the Guild is deemed an honour and the Accredited Editor shall have the right to use the letters ASE after their name. In order to retain this entitlement, the Accredited Editor must be a  financial member of the Guild.

Accredited Members will be presented with a certificate bearing their name
and the date of their accreditation at the 2018 ASE Editing Awards.

The certificate shall always remain the property of the Guild.