National E-News Bulletin 15 July 2014


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Greetings members and colleagues,

A reminder about the CANON - ACS INITIATIVE designed to encourage and assist emerging cinematographers:

Applications are now open for submissions from ACS members to apply to use, free of rental costs, specific equipment from CANON AUSTRALIA.

This initiative was proposed by Paul Stewart from Canon and driven by ACS NSW Branch member, Helen Barrow. Entries will only be accepted from financial ACS members, with preference given to emerging cinematographers. Student Members are welcome to apply however student class projects are excluded from the program.

For more information regarding the guidelines and an Application form contact Initiative Co-Ordinator, Helen Barrow:
0409 300 040

ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS is also available for any questions on 0413 264 400 OR click here for more information

ACS ACCREDITATION screenings will take place at the ACS HQ on September 12 & 13

Application is now open, but will close on August 30. So if you have been a Full member for 3 years, you are eligible to apply for Accreditation. Should you require any information please contact National President, Ron Johanson or your Branch President.

The Image Makers!

This month will see the long awaited launch of our latest publication The Image Makers: A brief history of the Australian Cinematographers Society, written by Ron Windon ACS.

This fantastic new 160 page A5 book will be available FREE to all members, upon membership renewal. The publishing has been made possible with the generous support from Panavision and Sony, and our thanks to both Paul Jackson and Nick Buchner.

Unfortunately there has been a delay printing and distributing the book to renewing members, therefore those members who have already paid their 14/15 subscriptions, and received their new member cards from the larger branches, will separately receive their copy of 'The Image Makers: A Brief History of the ACS', in the next few weeks. We apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience..

Charlie's Country

The ACS welcomes our newest ACS National Supporter, film distributors eOne.

eOne have generously provided the ACS with 10 double passes for the new Rolf De Heer / David Gulpilil collaboration "CHARLIE’S COUNTRY" and 10 posters to give to our ACS members across Australia. Simply contact Ron Johanson at to secure your double pass, on a first come, first served basis.


“Compelling and enthralling. A powerful journey. It is impossible to take your eyes off David Gulpilil.”
- ABC Radio

“A delicate but powerful film that functions as both a stinging depiction of marginalisation and as a salute to the career of the remarkable actor who inhabits almost every frame.”
- Hollywood Reporter

Renowned Director Rolf de Heer and screen legend David Gulpilil deliver an Australian cinematic masterpiece with Charlie’s Country, their third film collaboration following Ten Canoes and The Tracker. Awarded Best Actor, Un Certain Regard, at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, David Gulpilil crowns his career with a mesmerising performance as Charlie. Frustrated with the failures of the government intervention and the ‘whitefella’ laws enforced in his remote community, Charlie takes off to live the old way. But his extraordinary journey leads him full circle, and he returns to his community a wiser man. Through the heartbreaking, humorous and ultimately hopeful story of one man’s search for belonging,Charlie’s Country offers a deeply affecting portrait of contemporary Aboriginal Australia.

New Airport Security Rules for Mobile Devices and Lithium Batteries

Effective immediately, travellers passing through airport security may be asked to turn on any electronic or battery-powered device to prove its functionality. If the device doesn’t turn on, it may be confiscated or the passenger may be denied boarding.

With this in mind, it’s more important than ever to make sure all electronic devices are fully charged before leaving home and travellers don’t run the battery flat while in transit or onboard the aircraft. All of these items must also be carried in hand-luggage only.

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