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Celebrating 65 years of the Australian Cinematographers Society: 1958 - 2023

From the National President

Dear members, sponsors and friends,

I’m pleased to report much work is happening on redrafting the ACS Articles, which will become our new constitution of the 21st century. I am working closely with Peter Curtis
ACS, Calvin Gardiner ACS, Andrew Hyde and our legal counsel John Lanser and we are making good headway. The biggest focus of redrafting has been the composition of the National Executive board, which, in step with the growth in members, under the current system, has grown ever larger and more unwieldy. And in the new era of electronic communications, we now have the ability to elect our committees and office bearers via online voting, which will give all voting members the ability to directly engage in their branch more than ever before. Stay tuned and watch this space.
Recently, I sadly accepted the resignation of Steve Moxey, ACS ACT, our National Sponsors Manager. Steve greatly enjoyed the time he served in the position and thanked the ACS for the opportunity. In good news, Julian Panetta, ACS QLD VP, has come on board in the role, and came down from Brisbane for the very successful and well attended brunch in Sydney with many of our National Sponsors.
And on a celebratory note, the 53rd National Awards for Cinematography are coming up very soon on Saturday 6th May at Luna Park in Sydney. I encourage everyone to attend and enjoy the opportunities to network and learn from your peers, in a variety of events from the Friday night screening of The Gray Man with Q&A with Steve Windon
ACS ASC, to the Meet the Nominees moderated by Kim Batterham ACS to the big night itself. Come and hear our wonderful Guest of Honour Russell Boyd ACS ASC speak and meet the winners on the night.
It is a very special night, and I look forward to welcoming you there.

A very warm welcome home to ACS IMAGO delegate, Ron Johanson OAM ACS, recently returned from the 30th anniversary IMAGO conference in Rome. We look forward to hearing the news from around the world.
All the best,

Erika Addis
ACS National President
IMAGO celebrates 30 years
The International Federation of Cinematographers, IMAGO, celebrated 30 years last week at the Cinecitta Studios in Italy.

The ACS was represented by Past President and Delegate Ron Johanson OAM ACS, at the celebrations and Annual General Assembly.

Ron said the events included "a special roundtable event inside the historic venue alongside some guest cinematographers to discuss the future of cinematography and IMAGO.

"We should be very proud of the fact that the ACS has been an IMAGO member for a decade and both Ted Rayment ACS and myself have been able to attend all but one IAGA since we became member countries"
Tickets for the ACS National Awards Available Now
The 53rd annual Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards are coming very soon and will be held in Sydney and the program for the events has now been released.

This is the flagship event of our Society but, more importantly, showcases the best of Australian Cinematography and Cinematographers across all genres. All entrants are our fellow members and colleagues we see at meetings or on set. 

If you'd like to be a part of a great event amongst fellow Cinematographers, network with others and support those who have made it through to the National Final, they'll be held at the Crystal Ballroom at Luna Park on May 6.

Book your National Awards Ticket here
FRIDAY MAY 5TH - 2pm - 5pm
Level 2, 26 Ridge St, North Sydney

Whilst you are in Sydney, ACS members and guests are invited to come to have a drink and check out the ACS HQ. Located within walking distance to the Quest Apartments in North Sydney, where many guests will be staying.

THE GRAY MAN SCREENING plus Q&A with Stephen F. Windon ACS ASC
Presented by Panavision at AFTRS Theatre

We are delighted to have Steve in the country who will be taking us behind the scenes of this action-packed thriller.

followed by Rosco /Leitz Drinks and Food After Party at Urban Winery next door to AFTRS.
Book your FREE Gray Man Screening tickets
Presented by ARRI Australia

followed by ROSCO RDX LAB Presentation.

SATURDAY MAY 6TH - 10am - 12:45pm

Join us for a panel of National Award Nominees as Kim Batterham
ACS talks to them about their artistic and technical insights in creating their work.
Book your FREE Meet the Nominees tickets
Judging of the National Awards at the National ACS HQ: László Baranyai ACS HSC, Susan Lumsdon, Bruce Young ACS, Ernie Clark ACS, Roger Lanser ACS, David Burr ACS, Carolyn Constantine ACS.
Australian Cinematographer #97 available now
The latest edition of Australian Cinematographer, the quarterly journal of our Society, is available now and should be arriving in mailboxes if it hasn't already.

The magazine is also available online to download at the ACS website.
Read the latest issue of the AC Mag
Sponsors Brunch
National President Erika Addis and National Vice President Carolyn Constantine ACS introducing the Sponsors Brunch.
The ACS National Executive and other members of the Society joined with our valued sponsors for the annual sponsors brunch in early March.

This was a great networking event for all and we reacquainted ties with our sponsors, who provide valuable support for our Society and Cinematographers. It was also the first time many sponsors got to meet new Sponsors Coordinator Julian Panetta who will deal directly with sponsors.
New ACS National Sponsors Manager Julian Panetta
2023 Screenrights Cultural Fund
Applications Closing Soon
Licensing and royalty payment organisation Screenrights have opened up their annual Cultural Fund for projects that offer broad benefit for the screen industry in Australia and/or New Zealand.

Grants up to $50,000 are available and further information on the sorts of grants offered is available on their website. Applications close on the 12th of April. 
Find out more of the Screenrights Cultural Fund
ACS Ambassador Guest of Honour
at Townsville Museum
ACS Ambassador David Brill AM ACS travelled to the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville last week for a weekend celebrating the importance of Cinematography and storytelling during conflict as part of the Action! Film and War exhibition.

David was guest of honour at a 1940s evening celebrating the work of ACS Hall of Fame inductee Damien Peter Parer's Cinematography that won Australia's first Academy Award for the documentary film Kokoda Front Line! on Friday evening.

Across the weekend, he joined two Q&A sessions with ABC journalist Siobhan Heanue showing documentaries he has produced and filmed.

David was able to promote to work of the ACS and our colleagues, saying "I tried to explain the importance of news, current affairs and documentary Cinematographers out there pushing themselves to the limit to tell the important stories of what is going on in the world."
The exhibition, part of the Australian War Memorial, features various other ACS Members and Hall of Fame inductees.

It continues in Townsville until it travels to Sydney in October this year then onto Launceston, Tasmania next year.
National Secretary oversees the AUKUS deal
ACS National Secretary and Supervisor Cinematographer for the SBS Parliament House, Canberra bureau Kevin Hudson ACS recently joined the Prime Minister's media pack that reported on the AUKUS submarine announcement. Kevin flew on the Prime Minister's jet first from Perth to India, then across to the US as part of the travelling Australian delegation.

He was met in San Diego by SBS colleague and Chief Political Correspondent Anna Henderson (pictured) and fellow ACS Member (and freelance Los Angeles Cinematographer) Tim Myers ACS working for ABC.
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